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- Zentralplatz 2, 56068 Koblenz
- ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co.KG
- CROSS Architecture / Benthem Crouwel GmbH
- Project team
- M. Sporer, C. Wens, M. Blom, S. Rullkötter, M. Crouwel, N. ter Heege, F. Deltrap, M. Wassenaar, S. Vijgen
- Building services
- Technic Air GmbH
- Structural engineering
- Ingenieurbüro Domke Nachf.
- Building physics
- Kempen & Krause Ingenieure GmbH
- Fire protection
- HHP West Beratende Ingenieure GmbH
- Landscape architect
- Kubus Freiraumplanung GbR
- Energy standard
- DGNB Platinum
- Gross floor area
- 67,700 m²
- 2008, 1st prize
Urban combination of culture and commerce
At the Zentralplatz in the heart of Koblenz, the new “Forum Mittelrhein” shopping centre and the cultural building “Forum Confluentes” present themselves as a unique urban ensemble with an unconventional combination of culture and commerce. The precise positioning of the two buildings in the urban fabric leads to the creation of a new inner-city square with high spatial quality. The soft shapes of the external volume naturally direct the pedestrian flows across the highly frequented square, thus generating a new network of paths in the city.
Flowing spaces and clear orientation
As a consistent continuation of the urban planning concept, the design of the rows of shops inside the shopping mall is characterised by flowing spaces and contours. Five voids bring maximum daylight into the entire shopping mall, while simultaneously structuring the interior. The spatial generosity and intensive colouring ensures easy orientation and a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere.
Innovative façade element
Inspired by the vineyards along the Middle Rhine and Mosel, the artificial vine leaves façade of the parking levels made of three-dimensionally shaped, green aluminium panels represents a technical innovation. The regional reference in the design concept strongly locates the building at the “Deutsches Eck” and additionally makes the Forum Mittelrhein an unmistakable landmark with a high recognition value.