Stadtpark Papenburg

RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten: The framework of the regional garden show Papenburg 2014 enabled the redevelopment and redesign of the city park as well as its functional adaptation to current requirements. The new park design supports its transformation: having been a nearly transparent transit space, the new park now serves as a central element of Papenburg’s city due to a modern activation of the area by adding new contents. The previous network of footpaths has been carefully modernized considering the park’s historical structure and the existing vegetation. Besides the main trail, boskets shape the park space.

These compact structures of trees and shrubs break the monotony of the old city park and re-structure the area for the different groups of visitors without sacrificing its overall character. Furthermore, existing solitary tree were pruned to strengthen and guide visual connections. Uniform tree species were planted in adjacent areas. By doing so, exciting new visual relationships evolved because of the large lawn areas interspersed with homogeneous tree shapes, creating interesting light and shadow effects. The new sight lines lead deeply into the park and also emphasize the connection between the city and the park’s entrance. All these structures form a sustainable framework and create a new and attractive recreation space for the citizens of Papenburg.

Landscape Architecture: RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten:
Client: Landesgartenschau Papenburg 2014 gemeinn. Durchführungsgesellschaft mbH

Period of time: 2012-2014

Costs: 4,1 Mio. Euro 

Area: 15 ha

Development: LP 1-8

Photos: Juliane Werner

Metalco ArchInteligence

New in Product Library

Visit Product Library
List Your Products


  • Landezine Newsletter

    Best of Global Landscape Architecture in Your Mailbox
    Twice per month!

    Keep in touch!

    About Us / Contact
    Send us your project!
    Landezine LIVE
    LILA - Landezine International Landscape Award

    Privacy Policy
    Terms and Conditions

    © 2009 – 2021 Landezine
    +386 40 81 40 04
    info (at)

    All rights reserved. All photos, plans and renders of projects on Landezine are property of a photographer or landscape architects mentioned within a specific project presentation.
    Watch Landezine LIVE Lectures
    See LILA - Landezine International Landscape Award Winners