Klagesmarkt Hannover
Klagesmarkt Hannover

We iden­ti­fied the weak­ness­es in the inner city, perhaps a little cheekily by usual standards there. Uwe Bodemann, Municipal Building Council Hannover

Klagesmarkt Hannover
Klagesmarkt Hannover
Klagesmarkt Hannover

CLIENT
Lan­deshaupt­stadt Hannover

COM­PLE­TION
2012

SIZE
8 hectares

COL­LAB­O­RA­TION
johannes böttger büro urbane gestalt land­schaft­sar­chitek­ten, Cologne
BPR Kühne & Partner, Hannover

AWARDS
Deutscher Städte­baupreis 2018, award

polis Award 2018, 2nd prize

PHO­TO­CRE­D­ITS
ASTOC / Johannes Böttger (1, 5)
Thomas Langreder (2 - 4)
Lan­deshaupt­stadt Hannover (6)
Ar­chitek­ten BKSP (site plan)

AR­CHI­TEC­TURE
Ar­chitek­ten BKSP, Hannover
Ar­chitek­tur­büro pk nord, Hannover
ksw ar­chitek­ten + stadt­plan­er, Hannover
KIEFER + KIEFER AR­CHITEK­TEN, Sarstedt
pfp ar­chitek­ten Prof. Friedrich, Hamburg
GrünPlan, Dortmund

Klagesmarkt Hannover

With an oversized round­about and its broad thor­ough­fares, the Klages­markt in Hannover is a location steeped in history that has served as a mar­ket­place and the stage for major political events since the 14th century. ASTOC’s design re­or­gan­is­es the square on a human scale and creates vibrant in­ter­con­nec­tions with neigh­bour­ing districts. Today, this town square offers space for events as a pedes­tri­anised zone and invites visitors to stroll. As part of the “Hannover City 2020+” inner city concept, the con­ver­sion of Klages­markt to a res­i­den­tial district of high urban quality rep­re­sents the first building block which is to be followed by further such measures.

ASTOC’s urban planning design which shapes the entire public space between Steintor and Chris­tuskirche “façade to façade” and re­arranges it through the addition of two new blocks of buildings, carried the day. The town’s housing as­so­ci­a­tion set the ball rolling for realising the buildings with an ar­chi­tec­tur­al com­pe­ti­tion. The result is an urban block of exemplary density and mix of uses in which buildings differ markedly as the ar­chi­tects involved put their own in­di­vid­ual stamp on the project. The removal of the round­about and major traffic routes created space for a mar­ket­place and con­ver­sion of the St. Nikolai cemetery to a neigh­bour­hood park. The existing grave­stones form a lap­i­dar­i­um with his­tor­i­cal traces. The outline around the ruins of the cemetery chapel was brought to light again.

Klagesmarkt Hannover
Klagesmarkt Hannover