An old mining town with a collapsed industry, Lennestadt wants to commemorate the role mining had in shaping the community. The exploration and extraction of metal ores caused deep mine shafts to be built in the hillsides surrounding the city, but are now covered up.
To accentuated the broad views into the mountainous landscape, we mark a path from the city, along the river Lenne, and up to an interpretive center. Along the path are richly coloured wildflower meadows and cor-ten steel posts that map the depth to which the underground shafts bored into the landscape.
The path creates a meaningful, accessible connection to the heritage of Lennestadt and joins important civic spaces, bringing the past into the present.
Employer: sinai | Gesellschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten Role: concept design, visualization Year: 2011 Location: Hamburg, Germany Status: Community Design Workshop 201 Team: Theresa Fehrmann, Henning Pagels, Ole Saß
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