For the Bavarian Garden Show 2019, the City of Wassertrüdingen decided to strengthen and expand its key green and recreational areas. The reference to water (Wasser) in the city’s name is made tangible and constitutes an important element of the site. Two recreational areas with individual characters were created and linked by a green ribbon that runs through the city. These areas generate a diverse yet harmonious green structure, offering new sports and leisure opportunities, as well as ecological benefits, to the citizens of Wassertrüdingen.
In the southern area, Wörnitz Park (approx. 57,000 sqm), the Wörnitz River was renaturalised. Around the waterway are meadows complying with the
EU Flora Fauna Habitat Directive. The river feeds the redesigned Mühlweiher Lake, which, as an urban body of water, serves as a harmonious contrast to the natural banks of the Wörnitz. Play areas along the riverfront invite visitors to linger.
The Klingenweiher Landscape Park (approx. 71,000 sqm) in the north has, as its main natural features, a range of small, sustainably developed ponds. This park is accessed and enjoyed via a bespoke walkway, whose golden cladding accompanies it as it transforms into bridges and piers. A lookout point atop a hill provides views over the entire surrounding landscape. At the southern end of the park, a large forest-themed playground adds a lighthearted conclusion to the project.
Name of the project: Landesgartenschau Wassertrüdingen 2019
Project category: Public Project
Role of the entrant in the project: Landscape architect
Structural engineer (bridges): SFB Saradshow Fischedick Berlin Bauingenieur GmbH, Berlin
Architect (pavillon): Hütten & Paläste Architekten, Berlin
Project location: Wassertrüdingen (city in Bavaria, Germany)
Design year: 2014-2019
Year Built: 2019
Photograph: Hanns Joosten and Planorama Landschaftsarchitektur