As part of the new transnational tram line crossing the Rhine river from Strasbourg, France into Kehl, Germany, J.MAYER.H designed bus and tram stops at the central square in Kehl as sculptural compositions based on organic shaped discs. The different elements are flexible in incorporating various programmatic needs and evoke images of “Rheinkiesel” or the “Rhine Pebbles”.
The new public infrastructure connecting both cities will help catalyze further development of the city center, transforming the city’s identity and civic space, and providing a unique place for departure and arrival points in Kehl. The stops will contribute to the social and economic dynamics of the city and play an important role in reshaping the city’s connectivity with Strasbourg. Source by J.Mayer.H und Partner, Architekten.
Location: Kehl, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Architect: J.Mayer.H und Partner Architekten
Client: Stadt Kehl, Germany
Year: Project 2016
Construction period: 2017-18
Images: Courtesy of J.Mayer.H und Partner, Architekten
Article by Marco Rinaldi