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MARKET SQUARE NEUSTRELITZ



Public spaces are meeting places; they bear witness to urban activities through different eras. Often the traces have been lost. The objective of the redesign of the market square of Neustrelitz is to recreate the openness of the initial late Baroque design while meeting demands of contemporary market utilisation. To achieve this several measures were implemented: ash with open crowns were arranged to appear scattered, their crowns raised to seven metres to provide unobstructed views.


The axes of streets leading onto the square were kept clear of trees. The positions of the trees and reused paving materials unassumingly underline the different layers of time related to the square. Discrete lighting and street furnishing remind of the simplicity of former squares.

This ordered and open layout can accommodate uses such as the weekly market and sporadic events. The water feature is at ground level to enable this area to be utilised during events.