This project is part of a “BID”, or business improvement district.
All the real estate owners and traders in the adjacent buildings joined forces and together invested in the redesign and renovation of their neighbourhood. The Hamburg landscape architecture firm Breimann & Bruun was awarded the redesign project.
After clearing the building site, the area was renovated with a clear design concept.
The area was redesigned to enable pedestrians to walk around and experience the environment, and the traffic space was largely reduced. 13 tall, 9-10 metre high, 60-year-old thuja trees (Thuja plicata) have been placed around the square, which were transported to Hamburg from a tree nursery in Bad Zwischenahn by the Opitz international team with the tree spade machine. The thujas create an unusual, urban aesthetic in their new location, while radiating calm and elegance.
The atmosphere in the square is also impressive at night, when these striking trees literally take centre-stage when illuminated by spotlights on the ground.