nine Landscape islands

Landscape island 1

IBA Centre

The open-cast mine between Grossräschen and Senftenberg ceased production in 1999. Since then, it has been undergoing a process of reclamation involving constant transformations; the rising water levels as of 2006 will see these changes these changes take a dramatic turn. The development of the area as a whole centres on a number of core zones. The principal focus is the IBA Launch Site at Grossräschen-Süd, incorporating the IBA administrative office and a modern information and exhibition centre at the edge of the pit, know as the “IBA Terraces”. Here, at the shore of the future “Ilse-See”, is where the main IBA exhibitions will take place every year until 2010. It is also the starting point for IBA tours taking the public on enthralling explorations of temporary mining landscapes, the individual IBA projects and along theme-oriented routes.
Being located on the future “Ilse-See” - an important link in the growing Lusatian Lakeland network – the IBA Centre also forms parts of the landscape Island V (Lusatian Lakeland Waterworld).

These projects are part of the landscape island:
1. IBA centre
6. Marga Industrial Estate and Garden City

Landscape island 2

Lauchhammer-Klettwitz: Industrial Heritage

This Landscape island reflects all areas of industrial development in the Lusatian region. It features varied countryside and a broad industrial heritage from decorative cast iron products to the various forms of mining and new methods of power generation. The IBA programme will see these unique relicts and landmarks – the F60 conveyor bridge, the Plessa power plant, the Bio towers at the former coking plant in Lauchhammer, the Klettwitz wind farm and the legacy of industry regards the landscape – preserved, reclaimed and linked together for cultural and tourism purposes.

These projects are part of the landscape island:
2. Visitors’ Mine F60
4. The Event Power Plant Plessa
5. Lauchhammer Bio-Towers

Landscape island 3

Gräbendorf – Greifenhain: Landscape Art

The defining feature of Gräbendorf-Greifenhain Landscape island is the “Lusatian Rücken” ridge of land. The two close-lying abandoned mining pits of Gräbendorf and Greifenhain – both are being flooded – will, with their bodies of water, form a contrast with a landscape mosaic which otherwise has no prominent features. The staggered flooding period provides the opportunity to demonstrate the changes in the landscape very clearly and conduct artistic and planning activities before the final water level is reached. This in turn provides scope for experiments with floating objects – ideal circumstances for preparing their employment in the “Lausitzer Seenkette” chain of lakes.

These projects are part of the landscape island:
27. Floating homes on Gräbendorfer See
28. Pritzen Art Landscape

Landscape island 4

Welzow: A Landscape in Transformation

Welzow presents one of the Lusatian region’s open-cast lignite mine that will remain in operation for some time yet, and is characteristic for the “Welzow Landscape Island”. The expansion of the open mining field will see the closure and recultivation of depleted areas, with new areas being developed and earth transported, while other areas will remain clear for many years. The Welzow open-cast mine provides scope for large-scale post-industrial landscape design. Here, the opportunities comprise on the on hand leaving the traces of the mining industry visible and creating a desert with an enclosed oasis that changes with the development of the mine and on the other, the “Energy Landscape”, an experimental landscape with renewable resources in recultivated areas.

These projects arepart of the landscape island:
13. Landscape Project Welzow
14. Welzow Energy Landscape

Landscape island 5

Lusatian Lakeland Waterworld

Covering the heart of the Lusatian Lakeland, this Landscape island is set to become Germany´s most modern water tourism region, with its own unique profile. It will follow the example of the Fränkisches Seenland in Bavaria which, just 30 years after its creation, shows that new waterscapes can give a huge boost to the regional economy. The Lusatian Lakeland holds a similar great potential for creating new jobs and could one day become an important growth engine motor for the region’s economy. Following up the successful tourism infrastructure development of the Senftenberger See, ten abandoned open-cast pits will be joined together to create a new waterscape with navigable canals constructed between the lakes and a leisure-oriented network of paths.

These projects are part of the landscape island:
7. LakeTown Senftenberg
8. Lusatian Lakeland landmark

Landscape island 6

Seese- Schlabendorf: Pre-Industrial Heritage – Post-Industrial Nature

The area in the north of the IBA Fürst-Pückler-Land features a number of different landscapes environments. There manifestations of pre-industrial culture such as the Raddusch Slavic fort and the castle grounds of Fürstlich Drehna, and there will be new leisure facilities available at the lake currently being created. In other areas, wide tracts of land are dedicated to conservation and are quietly and secretly waiting to be discovered. The aim is to present these contrast and shape them into concrete visions.

These projects are part of the landscape island:
22. Raddusch Slavic Fort
23. Water-Realm Spree
24. Sielmann’s Natural Landscape Wanninchen
25. Cultural Landscape of Fürstlich Drehna

Landscape island 7

Cottbus: Lake City – City Lake

The “lake City – City Lake” Landscape island comprises the city of Cottbus and the directly adjacent open-cast pit of Cottbus Nord which is to be converted into a large lake between 2020 and 2030. The gradual transformation process in the open-cast mining areas will allow Cottbus to redefine itself in relation to its immediate surroundings and its location in the region, and provides an early opportunity to create an attractive link between the city centre and the future lake.

These projects are part of the landscape island:
19. Baltic Sea in Cottbus
20. Fürst-Pückler-Park Branitz
21. Large Settlement Sachsendorf-Madlow

Landscape island 8

Bad Muskau-Lochten: Fürst Pückler Heritage Landscape

The Bad Muskau-Nochten Landscape island has its historical origins in the Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau, the crowning achievements of landscape gardener Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. Pücklers visionary park designs provide an impetus for the creative exploration of surrounding sections of the landscape: The Muskauer Coal Crescent, the Neisse valley and the recultivation zone at the working open-cast mine in Nochten. Pückler took the peculiar surface structure of the Muskauer Coal Cresent as the basis for designing his landscaped parks. The task involved was to link up these landscapes with their parks to form a new, continually evolving heritage landscape. The result is a fascinatingly diverse cresent incorporating a garden monument, post-mine landscape and the 21st centuary landscape featuring working open-cast mines.

These projects are part of the landscape island:
15. Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau
16. Geopark Muskau Coal Crescent

Landscape island 9

Guben – Gubin. Island of Europe

In the recommendations of the IBA founding board, the borsder town of Guben-gubin is referred to as a “window on Eastern Europe”. Its location on the German-Polish border gives it a key rolewithin the context of EU enlargement. On the basis of case studies and plans for action, concepts are being developed that aim to link Guben and Gubin with each other and create a model German-Polish town centre accessible to both sides.

These projects are part of the landscape island:
17. Gubin’s Main Church
18. Gubener Wolle – Island in the Neisse River – Haus Wolf

last update: 1/26/2017 13:13