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Palace Garden

I could look at those jeux d’eau for hours: at times only mist is sprayed, at times there’s a bit of burbling, and at times they’re an actual fountain.

Now the students are coming, bringing their food from the cafeteria. Sitting down and chattering excitedly. Because I’m not the only one who finds this place enchanting. Its beauty makes you want to laze away the hours.

Our new, old castle garden, right by the university. Our old, new meeting place! So many people sitting down and watching the fair-weather clouds or the jeux d’eau. Or those curious blocks of granite in which the water is reflected. Or simply listenting to the others’ conversations in order to forget their own loud thoughts.

I could look at those jeux d’eau for hours: at times only mist is sprayed, at times there’s a bit of burbling, and at times they’re an actual fountain.

Now the students are coming, bringing their food from the cafeteria. Sitting down and chattering excitedly. Because I’m not the only one who finds this place enchanting. Its beauty makes you want to laze away the hours.

Our new, old castle garden, right by the university. Our old, new meeting place! So many people sitting down and watching the fair-weather clouds or the jeux d’eau. Or those curious blocks of granite in which the water is reflected. Or simply listenting to the others’ conversations in order to forget their own loud thoughts.

Project
Palace Garden Osnabrück
Client
City of Osnabrück
Construction period
2018-2020
Services
Planning and construction management (phases 1-3, 5-9)
Costs
1.5 million € net
Awards
Shortlist, Lower Saxony State Prize for Architecture, 2022
Location
Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, GER
Planning period
2017-2019
Completion
2021
Size
25.000 m2
Competition
1st prize, 2017
Images
Hanns Joosten, POLA

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