Hahnplatz is a square in Prüm, a town in Germany’s Eifel region. It is situated in a hollow next to a former Benedictine monastery and its church, and in front of a backdrop of mixed forests on a mountainous landscape. The square creates a calm environment, so the historical buildings, dating from the eighth century, can be viewed to full effect. Its design is dominated by the continuous use of basalt, a regional material that was carefully crafted into various different shapes and formats. The new piazza gives the Carolingian city an Italian touch.
CONCEPT & DESIGN
The exclusive use of plants with red foliage reinforces the concept. Bespoke street furniture in wood and bronze completes the high-calibre design.
Curved bands of basalt structure the space, stepping down from the basilica to street level. A fountain emerging directly from the paving stones produces a relaxing soundscape and helps with cooling in summer
On mild summer nights, exquisite lighting can be observed on the square. Reduced to the essentials, the illumination scheme focuses on key elements of the design.