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Marktplatz, 96465 Neustadt bei Coburg
The project – the creation of a vibrant city center
The large district town of Neustadt near Coburg, located in the Upper Franconian district of Coburg, was looking for an enhanced quality of life for its market square. The vacancy of numerous stores in the surrounding area and the fact that the existing paving material was coming loose from the bond over large areas caused a growing call for a new town center. In May 2020, work began on implementing the designs of the landscape architecture firm Rainer Schmidt.
The starting point – a cityscape shaped by its history
A town fire in 1839 destroyed a total of 179 houses. The market square area was subsequently enlarged and straightened. The church of St. George on the Glockenberg was connected to the now rectangular square by a visual link and has since been regarded as the town’s urban landmark. In the early 1970s, the square underwent another formative change: Neustadt’s town hall was built.
Curtain up for the city’s new theater – with a perfect setting thanks to belgrano®
According to the extraordinary design concept of Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten, the new market square of the district town was to be understood as a theater, with the stage and auditorium being visible in the square itself and in the open area in front of the church, depending on how one looks at it. An appealing lighting concept and the selection of high-quality belgrano® natural stone for floor and paving slabs, block steps and seating elements, among other elements, significantly increased the quality of stay in the square and revitalized the city center. The conversion of the library integrated in the town hall into a contemporary media library creates an additional point of attraction for residents and visitors.
A highly successful outcome – a meeting place for old and young
In summer, the fountains, invite young and old to enjoy the cool refreshing water in the city center. The enhancement of the new market square in the midst of public buildings also provides a far more attractive location for businesses and restaurants. The new exceptional design is a permanent solution for revitalizing the city center and is already being well received by residents and visitors.
Pedestrian zones & city squares