BAD HERRENALB PARK




CITY PARK
NATIONAL HORTICULTURAL SHOW

OPEN
IDEA AND
REALIZATION
COMPETITION

1. PRIZE
REALIZATION

Bad Herrenalb lies in an elongated valley. During the urbanization process, two stretches of settlements were built along the slope within the agricultural parcelling framework. In contrast, the interjacent meadows were transformed into inner city recreation areas. In the second half of the 20th century, they received a constructional accentuation through the spa and the Kurhaus.

The design emphasizes the relationship between the city, the park and the surrounding landscape. Considering the described morphological elements of both landscape and settlement, three superordinate spatial leitmotifs are proposed, precisely:

  • an accentuation of the topographical lines,
  • he establishment of transverse connections between the city, the park and the surrounding landscape spaces and
  • an incorporation of landscape-typical copses and path structures.

Four new squares are located between the subsections of Bad Herrenalb. The Kurpromenade connects the new squares and forms the urban, coherently designed backbone of Bad Herrenalb. The currently rather introverted Kurpark, characterized by its historical trees, is carefully opened up towards the promenade by means of cautious thinning and simplificcation of its path system. The Schweizerwiese is structured by copses and opens up towards Alb and Bottenberg.

Team
Competition
Ulrike Böhm, Cyrus Zahiri, Katja Benfer, Tim Wildner, Daniel Emile Venneman, Rita Leal, Kerstin Paul, Ann-Kristin Haeger
Year12/2011
TagsCompetitions, Urban Square, Park, Green Space, Horticultural Show, Spa Gardens