Winkelriedplatz, Basel/Switzerland

Winkelriedplatz is the largest public green space and the core of the densely populated Basel-Gundeldingen neighbourhood in the immediate vicinity of the Basel SBB railway station. Its central location, the multitude of usage requirements and the impressive stock of trees on the square are the point of departure for the design. The high crowns of the fifty lime trees form the spatial framework for Winkelriedplatz as an ‘area of play’ for the quarter and its residents. The quarter itself is characterised by a natural simultaneity of diverse uses as well as an open and communal atmosphere. The frame leading inwards opens up the square as a filigree network of paths. Various play surfaces as well as the open gravel area of the ‚Baumhalle‘ are enclosed by it.

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