Transforming Landscapes in Lusatia, Germany Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA) Fürst-Pückler-Land 2000-2010. Presenter: Gene Berryhill, Ph.D. Fulbright Senior Scholar/Senior Specialist - 2003 and 2005 - Germany
in Lusatia, Germany
Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA) Fürst-Pückler-Land 2000-2010
Presenter: Gene Berryhill, Ph.D.
Fulbright Senior Scholar/Senior Specialist - 2003 and 2005 - Germany
Archaeology, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Photography of Historical Art
July 2006, I had the opportunity to visit this ecologically devastated
region in Lusatia near Cottbus, on the eastern border of Germany.
Applied Sciences University in Potsdam Design Department faculty
made the fieldtrip down to the south of Brandenburg. We were
involved with a promotional exhibition titled, “Land in Motion.”
Dr. Dietmar Woidke, Brandenburg's Minister for the
Environment, opened the "Energy Region of Lusatia"
exhibition on global climate change and regional
structural change in Lusatia.
“Lusatia has the capacity to become the laboratory
for new environmental technologies which will be
marketed from here. Today we are opening the first
section of this future laboratory.”
The rehabilitation work in progress is supported by the
mining companies, the government and reunified Germany.
To the top
“Horizontal Eiffel Tower of Lusatia”
A young falcon out of its nest at the top of the F-60
The results left a deserted, unearthly landscape,
resembling the moon’s surface that stretches for miles.
The devastation led not only to the destruction of the lands but also
the infrastructure, culture and population of the Lusatia (Lausitz) region.
outcomes will include beautiful landscaping
appropriate for recreational facilities such as parks and campgrounds.
It will feature 8 “landscape islands” containing model-like projects.
from 2020 to 2030.
The most surprising solution to me was the plan to fill the
deep craters dug by the F-60s with water, creating the lakes.
Here is an example of contemporary housing floating on the water with docks and sailboat slips.
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