The town centre of Heeren-Werve, a district of the city of Kamen, is strengthened in its function through a clear reorganisation of the open space and traffic facilities. A quiet square area with a wooden deck and a small, shady green area were created. The wooden deck has the shape of a unicorn – the emblem and heraldic animal of Heeren-Werve – which creates local identity.
The street space was upgraded for the benefit of pedestrians: By moving Märkische Straße to the north, traffic has been deprived of its presence on the square. The parking spaces are now arranged as cross-parkers to the south of the square and remain in full view of the local shopping centre.
As a result of the restructuring, the spacious square area is now connected to the existing park via a wide promenade lined with shrub plantings. This is also well illuminated in the evening hours thanks to a new lighting concept. The entire concept clearly enhances the quality of stay in the town centre – with its open and bright scenery, the town centre becomes a meeting place for all age groups.
Landscape Architect: KRAFT.RAUM.
Other designers involved in the design of landscape (architects and landscape architects):
ambrosius blanke verkehr.infrastruktur, Bochum
Project location: Märkische Straße, 59174 Kamen, Germany
Design year: 2017
Year Built: 2020
Photos: Nikolai Benner