Haalplatz, Schwäbisch Hall

The density of the old town district of Schwäbisch Hall and the wide space along the Kocher River form a balanced ensemble. Haalplatz and the Große Unterwöhrd are activated as identity-creating places of Schwäbisch Hall town life and emphasised as powerful links in the urban space. The new Globe Theater in Schwäbisch Hall on Unterwöhrd island becomes visible from afar. The theatre will be assigned a simple square that is open to diverse use. Nuanced options for use and stay are made possible in the peripheral areas. Loosely planted with trees, the edges receive a high dwelling quality with direct reference to the open centre of the square and the park-lawn in den centre of the inner-city island. The visual references to the surrounding city panorama are simultaneously preserved and staged in a stimulating way. 

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