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Rheinpark I Duisburg I Germany

Name Rheinpark
Location Duisburg
Country Germany
Authors Hendrik Haußmann
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Short Introduction to the Area of Study

The park is in the south of Duisburg near the district Hochfeld. It’s an old area of a metal factory. Loidel and TOPOS landscape architects tried to open the place near the river. They developed an area of modern employments, living space, culture and leisure time.

The area is about 25 ha. and was finished in the year 2009. The architects decided to include the old buildings of the factory in their concept. To make the ruins more attractive for the visitors, the planners commissioned some graffiti artists to create a special concept for the buildings. Near these old colorful ruins is the “skate area”, which is very good accepted by young people.

Also the bridge form the main part to the river is an impressive building; it offers the visitor a great view over the park and the other side of the Rhein.

Exercise 1: Sketching the Landscape

Time frame: October 25 - November 15, 2011

Student activities:

  • Creation of analytical drawings and sketches
  • Presentation of results

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Sketches and Drawings

Exercise 2: Landscape Layers

Time frame: November 15 - 29, 2011

  • time based changes and 'landscape biography', and/or:
  • topography, open spaces, built, green, traffic and water structures on different layers. *Definition of zones with coherent character
  • Description of this character.


Exercise 3: Behaviour Patterns

Time frame: December 6 - 20, 2011

  • How do people behave in this area? How do they use the space? What is important for them?
  • Observation of study area, interviews with local people and mapping of use patterns.
  • Preparation of short presentation

In this kind of park you find all kinds of behavior patterns: young people which uses the playgrounds or the little bit older which drive true the skate area with their skateboards and bmx. The parents stand near the area and watch their children having fun. You also find other people which watch the professional skateboarders showing their skills.

Near the river you can find the sand and relax area, which is used as this. When the weather is good people lay in the sun or play with their little kids.

Many people use the park for typical activities like: go for a walk. In the rheinpark you find all the time different aspects of the park, I think this depends on the topography, the park offers much interesting fews for the imposing elements of the park.

Link for the behaviour patterns:

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Exercise 4: Communication Concepts

Time frame: December 19, 2011 - January 17, 2012

  • Based on the different landscape assessment approaches students will develop a communication concept for their area of study
  • Which measures would be necessary for enhancing the awareness for the area?
  • Students are free to choose their method.

In times of social network i think there should be a little bit of “new media’s” in the concept of the Rheinpark. My ideas are different: First I, would like to work with a webpage, that offers the visitor of the page many parts of information and activities in the park. You can also meet friends in the chartroom and invite them to play for example football or do graffiti. I1I

The second idea is “the walk around the park with art”, there should be more walls in the park where artists can present their work. So the art is more available. People can also lent headphones and mobile equipment to get information about what the artist what to show with this kind of art. So the visitors have the possibility of direct examination.I2I

The third idea is to produce kind of a magazine, which shows the activities in the park and the change in the several years. So it’s also possible to finance all sorts of activities.I3I


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