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The nine Weyher points: Mobile street furniture for Leestes new public living room


Nine districts, nine points - that's how the logo of the municipality of Weyhe is composed. One of these local parts, one of these points stands thereby at present particularly in the focus: Leeste. Its local core was explained to the reorganization area, approximately 10 million euro at public funds are invested here in the context of the town construction promotion. A central area of the redevelopment project is Leeste's new parlour: Henry-Wetjen-Platz.


Henry-Wetjen-Platz is to be completely rebuilt as a village square where a community centre and garages used to stand. For this purpose, the municipality of Weyhe had carried out a landscape planning appraisal procedure in summer 2016, from which the office of Kilian + Frenz Land-schaftsarchitekten (Bremen) emerged as the first prize winner.


However, the high-quality design cannot be implemented in the short term, as the edges of the square are to be built on first. In particular, a cultural and educational centre with a community library and adult education centre is to be built on the western edge of the square, designed by the Hanover-based firm Hübotter + Stürken + Dimitrova Architektur und Stadtplanung. Construction traffic has to be partly carried over the actual square area. Only after the construction work for the library and adult education centre has been completed can work on the actual square design begin.


To ensure that the public space can already be experienced during the construction phase, the municipality of Weyhe had the office of Frenz Landschaftsarchitekten (Bre-men) develop a temporary square design, in which a total of around 140,000 euros were invested. Through the use of street furniture from euroform K. Winkler GmbH from Sand in Taufers in South Tyrol, through floor design and mobile plant pots, the square will be designed for two years in such a way that the citizens of Lees can use it for recreation and events.


The main idea is to create nine mobile street furniture by euroform K. Winkler GmbH from Sand in Taufers in South Tyrol, corresponding to the nine Weyher logo points - although strictly speaking they are hexagons. This form was chosen in order to be able to position them freely in the room and combine them with each other. Thus they can be combined to form a stage. Or they can simply be used individually as small platforms. They can all be used as seating - even the elements with planting bed or tree in the middle, which also have backrests.



With a weight of 180 to a maximum of 410 kilograms, the modules, manufactured by euroform K. Winkler GmbH from Sand in Taufers in South Tyrol in cooperation with its partner Bernd Fischer GmbH & Co. KG from Bad Rappenau, built in such a way that they are relatively easy to transport. Because this is exactly the idea: Currently the Weyher dots give Henry-Wetjen-Platz a temporary design. However, once the square has been given its final appearance in 2021, which is currently only indicated by two inlays that stand out in the ground, they will be moved on to the municipal area. Initially it is planned to let them move to other construction sites in the Leeste redevelopment area in the centre of the village. Later on, however, they could be set up wherever they could be used as seating furniture or plant containers to enhance public squares, paths and parks or as places to linger at public events.



The Weyher Points have already fulfilled this function at events such as the "Day of Urban Development" or the Christmas market on Henry-Wetjen-Platz. And the furnishing of the living room in the open air is, as can be seen not only on these occasions, especially well accepted by the young population.

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    The nine Weyher points: Mobile street furniture for Leestes new public living room Nine districts, nine points - that's how the logo of the municipality of Weyhe is composed. One of these local parts, one of these points stands thereby at present particularly in the focus: Leeste. Its local core was explained to the reorganization area, approximately 10 million euro at public funds are invested here in the context of the town construction promotion. A central area of the redevelopment...

    Project details
    • Year 2019
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Public Squares / Restoration of old town centres / Landscape/territorial planning / Custom Furniture / Urban Renewal / Furniture design
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