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Zollverein Park

Zollverein Park

With its status as UNESCO World Heritage site, Zollverein has a high radiance and attraction for the city of Essen and the Ruhr region. In the foreground is the impressive industrial architecture of the mine plant. The open spaces have an unobtrusive look which creates a surface to take an appropriate effect on the architecture; they complement the ensemble to a formal framework that makes the dimensions of the site tangible. The park has developed on industrially embossed terrain and does not deny its origins. It keeps its unique selling point by the high-contrast interacting between the clear forms and structures of industrial architecture and the variety of spontaneous vegetation. The shape and outer appearance of Zollverein Park are being developed by systematic and continuous maintenance. Zollverein Park is an exceptional open space. It offers a unique experience with its complex structures in conjunction with the mining facility. It attracts tourists and local residents equally. The visitor is invited to individually discover the park.

Project name

Zollverein Park

Author

Planergruppe GmbH Oberhausen
Harald Fritz
Thomas Dietrich

Edition

4
Finalist

Year

2020

Surface area sqm

800.000

Cost €

12.500.000

City

Essen

Country

Germany

Collaborators

Team: Katja Schreiber, Sascha Wienecke Art: Observatorium Rotterdam (Andre Dekker, Geert van de Camp, Ruud Reutelingsperger) Orientation system: F1rstdesign Collogne (Christopher Ledwig, Aysin Ipekci) Lighting concept: Licht Kunst Licht Bonn (Andreas Schulz, Stefan Hofmann)

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Claudia Dreyße

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