Pavilion at Europaplatz
J. Mayer H. und Partner, Berlin
Freiburger Stadtbau GmbH (FSB), Freiburger Verkehrs AG (VAG)
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Berlin-based architecture studio J. Mayer H. has completed a freestanding pavilion with curved canopy plates on Europaplatz, Freiburg, Germany. Covering 250-square-metre area, the freestanding pavilion marks the entrance to Freiburg’s city center. In re-planning this former traffic hub from the 1970s as part of the general redevelopment of the ring around the old city, new potentials for streets, urban mobility, and public spaces emerged.
In response to the context, J. Mayer H. designed an attractive canopy that marks the street and the historical core of Freiburg. "Together with the Siegesdenkmal and the surrounding architecture, in particular Karlskaserne, this stop marks a new starting point for Freiburg’s historical core," said the office.
The pavilion houses a new tram and bus station including gastronomy and spaces for the VAG which is combined in a joint building. The expansive roofing with its curved form shapes the new appearance of the square. The pavilion becomes a communicative place and meeting point that combines the needs of public transportation and urban experience. At dusk and at night, the canopy panels give a pleasant and welcome light. The panels are backlit with VarioLED Flex™ PHOBOS Top View in 2700 Kelvin.