• Garden work yard
    Kassel (D)

    The concept of the new building is based on two elements:
    1.) The existing hill „swinging open“: The hill is swung open, moving most of the functional elements beneath it.
    2.) A folly on the new hill, creating a new focal point in the existing 18th-century landscaped garden.
    Instead of a conventional functional building, the view from the castle will be of a slightly modified landscape with a 21st-century staffage structure.

  • With its new landscape, the garden work yard will add another perspective to the Bergpark. It is a staffage in itself, with the functional building taking the form of a landscape, and perpetuating the existing park and its elements.

    Main useable floor space
    2,870 sqm
    Outdoor facilities plan3
    Erfurt

    2012 Competition

Garden work yard
Kassel (D)

The concept of the new building is based on two elements:
1.) The existing hill „swinging open“: The hill is swung open, moving most of the functional elements beneath it.
2.) A folly on the new hill, creating a new focal point in the existing 18th-century landscaped garden.
Instead of a conventional functional building, the view from the castle will be of a slightly modified landscape with a 21st-century staffage structure. With its new landscape, the garden work yard will add another perspective to the Bergpark. It is a staffage in itself, with the functional building taking the form of a landscape, and perpetuating the existing park and its elements.

Main useable floor space
2,870 sqm
Outdoor facilities plan3
Erfurt

2012 Competition