The reorganization of the riverbank areas along the Fulda offers the chance to connect Rotenburg more strongly with the course of the river, thereby linking the two halves of the city more closely. The design follows the following urban and landscape premises:

Cut: The urban and landscape spaces differ in their proportions. Rotenburg‘s public spaces are small-scale and of restrained dimensions. In contrast, the banks of the Fulda open up into a generous landscape. The proposed interventions pick up the proportions of the city and landscape spaces in their layout and mediate between them.

Morphology of the river dynamics: The design elements take up the morphology of the river dynamics. This applies to the interventions in the riverbank topography and to the shaping of paths and retaining walls. This also combines aspects of flood protection, climate adaptation and open space utilization.

Contrast: The opposite of the city sides is emphasized by the formation of different bank sides. The southern side of the river is bordered by a soft, flowing, swinging bank. In contrast, the northern city balcony forms a stone edge to the river. The Fulda Island in between serves as a stepping stone, a place of emergence and a point de vue.

Scaffolding: On both sides of the river, the pathways take up the form of the gentle river bend. At the same time, the path network is adapted to current requirements and usage patterns. The two sides of the river are each accessible by two main paths and a side path. The main paths are asphalt surfaces, the side paths are paved.

View relations: The location of stairs and recreation areas emphasizes the visual relationships between the two sides of the bank. The impressive silhouette of the old town with its sandstone wall and half-timbered houses is to be staged.

ClientStadt Rotenburg an der Fulda
Ulrike Böhm, Cyrus Zahiri, Katja Benfer, Rita Leal, Anton Fischer
TagsGreen-Corridors, Watersides, Landscape Park