In re-planning this former traffic hub from the 1970s as part of the general redevelopment of the ring around the old city, new potentials for streets, urban mobility, and public spaces emerged. The freestanding pavilion on Europaplatz marks the entrance to Freiburg’s city center.
Partner in charge: Juergen Mayer H., Hans Schneider, Andre Santer
Project team: Mi Na Bae, Max Margorskyi, Fabrizio Silvano, Ana Alonso de la Varga
Cooperation Partner: Sebastian Finckh, Freier Architekt
Invited competition: 11/2015 – 03/2016,
1st Prize Realization: 04/2016 – 03/2019
Client: Freiburger Stadtbau GmbH (FSB), Freiburg, Germany; Freiburger Verkehrs AG (VAG), Freiburg, Germany
Photographer: David Franck
Together with the Siegesdenkmal and the surrounding architecture, in particular Karlskaserne, this stop marks a new starting point for Freiburg’s historical core.
Here, the new tram and bus station including gastronomy and spaces for the VAG is combined in a joint building.
The expansive roofing with its curved form shapes the new appearance of the square. The pavilion becomes a communicative place and meeting point that combines the needs of public transportation and urban experience.