MAGIC ABANDONED SCAPES
"Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings" Jane Jacobs (journalist, author and activist)
Abandoned Coal & Steel factory in Duisburg, Germany
This Landschaftspark, build around the abandoned factory, 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.