City Plaza in Wuppertal nominated for CREDAWARD in the Urban Renewal category

City Plaza in Wuppertal has been shortlisted for a Chinese CREDAWARD in the Urban Renewal project category.

The CREDAWARD event, formerly the Chinese Redesign Awards, celebrates the very best in global property redesign and redevelopment. The awards ceremony is due to take place in Shanghai in September.

A five-storey flagship store for Primark, City Plaza is the centrepiece of a large urban redevelopment project which marks the rail gateway to Wuppertal’s city centre, forming part of an assembly of impressive historical buildings which define the remodelled square in front of the railway station.

City Plaza’s curved façade is clad with brass panels which alternate with the glass of the curtain wall, lifting the area's look and feel alongside major improvements to the surrounding public realm.

The wider project has transformed what was a neglected railway station district. The busy urban hub is used by tens of thousands of rail and bus passengers every day, and their experience is now much more pleasant. The railway station was previously severed from the city centre by a dual carriageway, and pedestrians had to walk through an unwelcoming underpass. That highway was lowered by 6m and a new bridge built, flanked on both sides by retail/F&B pavilions (fully let).

The new bridge transforms the pedestrian experience, seamlessly linking the station with the city centre.

Chapman Taylor’s Düsseldorf studio, together with the investor, Signature Capital, won a prestigious 2019 MAPIC Award for the “Best Retail City Centre Regeneration” category. The project has also won the 2019-20 European Property Award for “Best Retail Architecture in Germany”.

City Plaza is the most important redevelopment project that Wuppertal has seen in the post-war era and is already a catalyst for further development – helping Wuppertal to regain its historic self-confidence.

Well done on this nomination to Signature Capital and to everyone involved in creating this landmark urban regeneration scheme for Wuppertal.

Jens Siegfried (Dipl Ing Architekt (FH))

Director, Düsseldorf

Jens has completed a wide range of projects and has an established track record in the design of retail and mixed-use schemes in Germany and in the Central and Eastern Europe region.

Jens joined Chapman Taylor’s London studio in 1989 and was instrumental in Chapman Taylor’s expansion into European markets during the early 1990s.

He relocated to Germany in 2002 and is now joint Managing Director of Chapman Taylor’s Düsseldorf studio, where he is responsible for the continued development and growth of our German business.

Areas of expertise:

Concept design / Retail / Mixed-use

Jens ist seit 1989 bei Chapman Taylor und war in den 1990er Jahren maßgeblich an der internationalen Expansion des Büros in Europa beteiligt.

Mit der Gründung von Chapman Taylor Düsseldorf im Jahr 2002 übernahm er als Geschäftsführer die volle Verantwortung für die Weiterentwicklung und das Wachstum des deutschen Büros.

Er hat eine Vielzahl von Bauvorhaben in Deutschland, Zentral- und Osteuropa realisiert, sein Schwerpunkt liegt in der Planung von Einzelhandels – und Mixed-Use-Immobilien.

Schwerpunkte:

Konzeptentwurf / Einzelhandel / Mixed-Use

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