Barcode Architects
Bureau for Architecture
and Contemporary Design

Alter Schlachthof Dresden

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Alter Schlachthof Dresden

The Alter Schlachthofareal is uniquely located in the city of Dresden close to the Elbe river. In our masterplan for the area, we chose to highlight the historical industrial character of the old meatpacking district by increasing the public space around these buildings. This way, the interaction with the cultural heritage is strengthened, resulting in a dynamic area for living, working and recreation.

Location

Dresden, Germany

Client

City of Dresden

Year

2012

Status

Concept design

Size

210.000m²

Category

Masterplan

Collaborators

LOLA Landscape

Team
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Dirk Peters, Caro van de Venne, Hendrik Bloem, Ambra Andreotti, Dagmara Stapor, Emmeily Zhang, Emmanuelle Esnault

The design focuses on the development of the Schlachthofareal to an attractive urban area with a large diversity in program. The central strip houses public functions such as a market hall, a theatre, shops, art galleries, bars, and restaurants. Surrounding this public domain are multifunctional buildings with offices and housing for different target groups. By mixing these different functions we create a space that is pleasant to stay in at all times, from early in the morning until late at night. A new destination for the city of Dresden.