At the beginning of 2021, our office took part in the public competition for a barrier-free redesign of a city railway stop in Dortmund and respected the wishes of the city residents – preservation of existing trees – by integrating existing trees into the structure of the stop.
The seven trees (lime trees) to be preserved were integrated into the redesign and enclosed in support frames. To position the canopy around the trees, we developed a special module. The element forms the structure of a treetop. The shadow play of the wooden elements enables a permanent interplay with nature. In this way, the stop is integrated into the natural environment with the existing trees to enhance the visual experience. At the same time, the canopy underlines the identity of the Stadtkrone district and ensures a comfortable stay for passengers.