07/19/14

Feierliche Einweihung des ersten Bauabschnitts der Heidelberger Bahnstadt

Auf dem Areal des ehemaligen Güterbahnhofs in Heidelberg entsteht ein neues Stadtquartier, welches mit 116 Hektar eines der größten Stadtentwicklungsprojekte Deutschlands ist. Am Samstag, den 19. Juli 2014, wurde die Fertigstellung des ersten Bauabschnitts unter Beisein von OB Dr. Eckart Würzner und Dr. Nils Schmid, Minister für Finanzen und Wirtschaft sowie Stellvertretender Ministerpräsident von Baden- Württemberg, gefeiert.

Das von Latz + Partner in Zusammenarbeit mit Iris Dupper, Belzner-Holmes und B. Stückle erarbeitete Freiraumkonzept baut auf dem städtebaulichen Rahmenplan des Büros Trojan & Trojan auf. Es sieht einen hohen Anteil an qualitativ hochwertigen Freiräumen mit überregionaler Anziehungskraft und starken individuellen Identitäten sowie ökologische ressourcenschonende Bauweisen und ein gezieltes Regenwassermanagement vor.

Beim sommerlichen Einweihungsfest genossen die Bewohner das  stimmungsvolle Ambiente am Wasserbecken entlang der Straße Langer Anger. Das bis zu 9,50 m breite Becken nimmt das von Dächern und Innenhöfen abaufende Regenwasser auf; Überschußwasser wird über ein System von Versickerungsflächen in den Untergrund eingeleitet.

An die Hauptpromenade entlang der städtebaulichen Kante schließen Spiel- und Liegeflächen an. Eine Sitzstufe vermittelt zwischen intensiv benutzten Freizeitflächen und ökologischen Ausgleichsflächen. Die lange durchlaufende Stützmauer aus Stampfbeton schützt die höher liegenden Gärten der Wohnbebauung. Als architektonische Kante definiert sie die Schnittstelle zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit.

>> zur Website der Bahnstadt Heidelberg

09/27/14

Harbours in transition - bdla-Planerforum 25.-28.09.2014

Latz + Partner present their awarded project Old and New Harbour in Bremerhaven within the bdla-Planerforum 2014  (forum of the Bavarian Association of Landscape Architects 2014).

The aim of the forum is to explore outstanding contemporary landscape architecture projects in situ and to discuss them with the planners by considering also their integration into the urban context.

Further information and registration see website of the bdla

07/25/14

Landscape Architecture Export Part 1: Luxemburg

Lecture given by Tilman Latz within the new series of lectures organized by the Bavarian Association of Landscape Architects: Landscape Architecture Export. Part 1: Luxemburg.

18:30 Welcome and Apéro1
19:00 Luxemburg: The first in the new series of lectures Landscape Architecture Export. Latz + Partner and Hackl Hofmann showcase their projects.
20:30 Summer festival with DJ and Sundowner on the roof terrace.
In case of bad weather the event will take place in the Café.

Vorhoelzer Forum, Munich Arcisstr. 21 (5th floor)

>> further information on the website of the bdla Bayern

07/05/14

Visitors from Taiwan at Latz + Partner in Kranzberg

Professor Tseng Tse-Fong and colleagues of the University Kaoshiung are visiting our office with their students in the course of a 14-day excursion dealing with the subject “Modern Architecture in Germany”.

The Landscape Park Duisburg Nord turns 20

In summer 1994 the park was officially presented to the public. A big party celebrated the parts of the park brought to completion to date – a delight for its designer Peter Latz and the charismatic director of the IBA, Prof. Karl Ganser.

20 years later and 23 years after the start of the project, the trees have grown to shade-giving groves.  The impressive constructions of the industrial age have been used in a new way. In their present-day appearance they area touristic attraction,  they are urban landscape and park with promenades and gardens, a place for culture and social action, sports, education and pleasure.

>> more informationen on the website of the Landscape Park Duisburg Nord

04/03/14

Just before the inauguration: the renewed Rathausplatz (Town Hall Square) in Verden (Aller)

The barrier – free redesign of the Große Straße (Broad Street) and the Rathausplatz (Town Hall Square) in Verden had stood the test already at the opening of the Christmas market.
On the 3rd of May Acting Mayor Lutz Brockmann will hand over the street and the square to the citizens officially in the course of a festive event. Music and various attractions will play on the natural stone surfaces whose multi-coloured strips of slabs and paving stones fit harmoniously into the historic town centre.

 

03/10/14

Peter Latz honored with the Sckell Ring

The Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts has awarded Peter Latz the Friedrich-Ludwig-von-Sckell-Ring for 2014 as the latest member of a select group of renowned personalities who were colleagues, teachers, and role models for him. The prize is awarded every two years.
The award ceremony will take place on October 30 at the Academy in Munich.

>> more information on the website of the Technical University of Munich
>> more information on toposmagazine.com

02/18/14

Hiya Landfill Rehabilitation

Ten years after winning the competition the images that we imagined start to become reality. The "Oasis" is inaugurated with a big ceremony on the 18th February.

>> more information on the website of the Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection

 

02/12/14

St. Peter's Square Manchester takes shape

In a few months the "Red Carpet" for the brilliantly renovated facades will be enrolled. Currently the area around the refurbished listed buildings of the Central Library and the Town Hall Extension is being constructed. Royal Paulownias and Pagoda Trees are waiting in the nursery for the transport to their destination.

 
 

11/12/13

Zaryadye Park Moscow - decision on the prize winners

The second  prize in the design competition for Moscow's new central park has been awarded  to the team: Latz + Partner / TPO Reserve (lead) / maxwan architects+urbanists.
Consultants: Happold Ltd, Pfarré Lighting Design, Prof. Stefan Pauleit (TUM), Christoph Schmidt (Grün Berlin GmbH), Nataliya Ikonnikova und Ruperti Project LLC

A stone's throw from the Kremlin and the Red Square, soft terraces integrating the buildings as part of the landscape, flowering walls, strings of trees and a lake in the core of the park are forming the key elements in a concept which aims to turn Moscow's largest wasteland into the green heart of the capital.

>> download plans
>> more informationen on parkzaryadye.com

 
 

Zaryadye Park Moskau - Video

09/18/13

Nieuwstraat Bruxelles - A shopping street becomes a new urban district

Latz + Partner win the first prize together with TV Bureau voor urbanisme, Leuven (BE) and ARA & IDEACONSULT (BE) in an international competition and get commissioned to redesign the Nieuwstraat in Brussels.

For a new face of Brussels’ main commercial street the town has initiated a redevelopment program with two objectives. A master plan should work out the strategies for a mixed identity of the district with an emphasis on diversifying the trade program and increasing multifunctional use such as the connection of residential space and its surroundings. In a second step the Nieuwstraat and its side streets will be renewed completely on basis of the master plan.

The award-winning concept develops an open multifunctional space with robust surfaces, unobtrusive equipment and a well-coordinated lighting design. Edges of streets and squares as well as lines of view and motion will be emphasized by trees, benches and water features.
The characteristic element will be the paving: Belgian bluestone with different surface treatment will be sorted by dark and light stones and brought in linearly in north-south direction, expanding the space of the Nieuwstraat into the byroads.

Bruxelles Niewstraat - Video

09/12/13

TOPOS Landscape Award 2013

"I would like to express my thanks for the prize and laudation, to thank those who could come, those who made the key projects possible and those who have taken part in the work."
(Peter Latz)

 
 
 

09/10/13

TOPOS Landscape Award 2013

 TOPOS honours Peter Latz "for his internationally recognised life's work". The award ceremony will be the highlight of the TOPOS conference "Strategic Urbanism" taking place in the Münchner Stadtmuseum. Prof. Dr. Karl Ganser will deliver the laudatory speech.

>> more information on toposmagazine.com