Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Landschaftspark, Duisburg - GERMANY
When I first held this official postcard I thought it was from Völklingen Ironworks, a impressive UNESCO WHS I visited last summer, but no... it came from Duisburg and it shows one of the massive old industrial structures that remain from the coal and steel production plant that stand there for over a century (it was dismantled in 1985) and now are the major atraction of a urben park that join this ancient industrial heritage with trees, plants and natural elements, to symbolize modern eco-friendly industry. Thank you very much Susi, I didn't knew anything about this park and I do believe you when you say it's really worth a visit. This postcard took 3 days to arrive!
Landschaftspark is a public park located in Duisburg-Meiderich, Germany. It was designed in 1991 by Latz + Partner (Peter Latz), with the intention that it work to heal and understand the industrial past, rather than trying to reject it. The park closely associates itself with the past use of the site: a coal and steel production plant (abandoned in 1985, leaving the area significantly polluted) and the agricultural land it had been prior to the mid 19th century.