Flicking the pages of the rough guide to germany, i discovered that a disused iron plant had been transformed into a public park. Landschaftspark duisburgnord duisburg, germany atlas. At the landscape park duisburg nord the emphasis is very much on sport, leisure and relaxation. Rather than raze the rusty skeletons of the ironworks, the city decided to convert the whole area into a public park. Chonology of the meiderich ironworks and the landscape park duisburg nord. In the north of the city is duisburgs most original attraction, the landschaftspark duisburgnord, until 1985 a giant steelworks belonging to the thyssen group. Landschaftspark is a public park located in duisburg nord, germany. A former coal and steel production plant in duisburg, germany, the meiderich.
The landscape park duisburg nord is arguably the most beautiful urban oasis in germany, and certainly one of the ten most beautiful parks in the world. The park is open to the public and is known for its colorful lighting at night, but this book aims to show the beauty that exists in the humanmade concrete and steel structures contrasting with soft organic forms from nature. But most remarkable is the creative outcome of a slow transition process. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. The book is a collection of reflections on managing. Book the hotel am freihafen stay at this hotel in duisburg. Landschaftspark duisburgnord landschaftspark duisburg. This map shows information centers, public toilets, restaurants, roads and points of interest in duisburg. Landschaftspark duisburgnord in germany is an outofservice steel production.
Here, you can also obtain information, souvenirs and can book a guided tour. Language watch edit the following is a timeline of the history of the city of duisburg, germany prior to 20th century. In the landscape park duisburgnord, industrial culture, nature and a fascinating light spectacle combine to form a unique park landscape. Landschaftspark was developed from 1990 2002 as part of a larger redevelopment project, the international building exhibition iba emscher park, which spans 450 kilometers. The hostel is located by the north duisburg landscape park. The idea was to integrate, shape, develop and interlink the existing patterns that were formed by its previous industrial use, and to find a new interpretation with a new syntax. In the landscape park duisburg nord, individual systems operate independently, such as the lowlying water park, the single fields and clumps of vegetation, the promenades at street level connecting parts of the town which were separated for decades, and the railway park with its high level promenades and the rail harp.
Guided tours leisure activities landschaftspark duisburgnord. Rust red tells the fascinating story of the parks transformation on the occasion of its. Landschaftspark duisburg nord duisburg, germany 2005. All these elements have been transformed into still lifes and tell the story of the. Due to a decree of the german ministry of labour, health and social affairs of the state of north rhinewestphalia for the implementation of major events from 10 march 2020, events will also be cancelled at the landschaftspark duisburgnord. Landschaftspark duisburgnord in germany is an outofservice steel production plant, in which nature is allowed to reclaim territory. An introduction to the landscape park duisburg nord. Landschaftspark duisburgnord duisburg, germany atlas obscura. Visitors can wander through the site on foot or explore on bike.
Landschaftspark duisburg nord, germany industrial landscapes. This truly innovative work resonated with me, and this past month i had the opportunity to visit a handful of sites in the northrhine westphalia region of northern germany. Metamorphose des hochofenwerks thyssen meiderich in einen landschaftspark. Landschaftspark duisburgnord art ecology technology. Landscape park duisburg nord s visitors centre is situated in the main switching house. Overview leisure activities landschaftspark duisburgnord. The focal point is the 1985 shut down meidericher ironworks. Landschaftspark duisburgnord, a park created from old. Diving, climbing, walking or simply enjoying the view from blast furnace 5 the extensive site with its gardens, meadows and expanses of water has something for everyone. That was it, our midjourney pitstop was to be the landschaftspark duisburg nord. A guided tour introduces a piece of living industrial and cultural history. Landschaftspark duisburgnord although zollverein is one of the best known sites in the ruhr area, landschaftspark duisburgnord, is of the of same magnitude, impressing its visitors for its enormous structures of the old steel production facilities. And if you book early in the season, you can enjoy a movie in the open air cinema.
Designed in 1991, landschaftspark duisburgnord the landscape park of. Through the contrast between continuous redevelopment and the constant need for preservation, an industrial wasteland has developed into a unique adventure playground. The building is to be found a few metres behind the park entrance. Industrial bike trails landschaftspark duisburgnord. There are also cultural events held in the unique setting of the duisburgnord landscape park. The existing fragments were to be interlaced into a new landscape.
Discover landschaftspark duisburgnord in duisburg, germany. The landscape park duisburg nord is one of these projects. Whether its through the intricate network of trails across the old railway yards or out to the farm at emstermannshof, the landscape park duisburg nord provides lots of bike tours which offer a cycle trail to suit each individual according to hisher mood and taste. Landschaftspark by jeff coles blurb books australia. Landschaftspark is a public park located in duisburgmeiderich, germany. Current information about the events at the landschaftspark duisburgnord. One such site is the landscape park duisburgnord, located on about 570. Our guests can enjoy contemporary comfort in a building that has experienced nearly 85 years of industrial history and offers an extraordinary ambience. The landschaftspark nord is also an anchor point of the route industriekultur.
This post is a collection of photographs from one of the most impressive industrial sites ive visited the landschaftspark duisburg nord located just outside of duisburg. Chronology background knowledge landschaftspark duisburg. These idiosyncrasies have a history with the art of memory which uses the principle of association with places. Landschaftspark duisburgnord wikipedia republished. Jugendherberge duisburg landschaftspark offers a terrace and a bar. Landschaftspark duisburgnord news newspapers books scholar jstor september 2017. The landscape park duisburgnord, peter latz is published by hirmer publishers. Exploring the citys abandoned and underground spaces. Additionally, duisburg is home to a significant and unique amenity of the late 20th century. The journal of the society for industrial archaeology on the edited volume of conference proceedings.
Here you can find general information on the park, download press releases and photo material on the landscape park duisburg nord. Offers on the guided tours at the landscape park duisburg nord. If you have never dived before you can book a taster session for 44 including equipment. The 180hectare site has created numerous attractions, such as the climbing park in the old erzbunkern. The hostel jugendherberge duisburg landschaftspark has very good facilities and is ideal for school groups, student groups, young adults and families who love sport and nature. Landschaftspark duisburg nord duisburg, germany 2005 edraplaces award design 2005. Popular attractions duisburg zoo and hombergruhrorter rheintrajektanstalt lift tower are located nearby.
Since its decommissioning, nature has reclaimed large parts of the twosquarekilometre site, with rose gardens planted in former ore hoppers and trees growing up and through rusty blast furnaces, one of which can be climbed for a. The best time to visit landschaftspark duisburg nord is in the summer school holidays when it is lit up every night. The park closely associates itself with the past use of the site. Each of the rooms at the hostel offers a seating area and a bathroom. A variety of restaurants, cafes and bars can be found within a 15minute walking distance of the accommodations.
Some of the most important structures at landschaftspark duisburgnord. The book is filled with impressive images of reimagined industrial landscapes a. Dear guests and friends of the landschaftspark duisburgnord, due to the decree of the ministry of labour, health and social affairs to hold major events from 10 march 2020, events will also be christmas market. The visitors centre offers gps devices and road books. The existing patterns and fragments formed by industrial use were taken, developed and re interpreted with a new syntax, existing fragments were interlaced into a new landscape. Whether it is the ruhrtriennale, opera, book readings or openair cinema, events in the duisburgnord landscape park turn into great experiences that make a real impression. Jugendherberge duisburg landschaftspark, duisburg, germany. The landschaftspark duisburgnord is located in duisburgmeiderich, germany. Here one can reread the most important key points in the development from. Industrial history, ecology, recreation, leisure and culture the landschaftspark duisburgnord is a very special park.1052 1284 422 743 505 308 454 1224 1425 353 258 820 11 139 958 1180 728 743 859 1300 1170 929 785 1380 1455 801 442 1078 1023 573 1113 1497 1221