Hamburg: Urban Green 3.0 – exhibition on green space projects
More and more people squeeze into smaller dimensions, in the cities govern gray concrete and cold glass. Now city planners are working worldwide to give our cities a touch of nature.
Every New York visitor knows him, in every second feature film, he is seen: Central Park, green lung amidst the skyscrapers of Manhattan. A stark contrast between city and nature and a perfect photo opportunity. But otherwise it’s not really green amidst the skyscrapers metropolis. Simply no room. But New Yorkers are creative, what does not fit is made to fit.
In the past fall the High Line Park, a former elevated railway that has been remodeled and landscaped pedestrian opened – a park on stilts. Now the next vision to become a reality: ten green islands around Manhattan.
The proposal of the New York office Present Architecture to solve several problems simultaneously. In addition to the gray cityscape falls in New York about four million tons of organic compost annually. So far, we carted it together with the remaining waste to landfill to the outskirts. The Office presented the following idea: multifunctional composting Islands. On each island an underground plant is to be built on the roof would be space for parks and neighborhood gardens
trackage to green spaces
The spectacular -. ! Or crazy – seeming project brings together ideas that are elsewhere already a reality. Some of them, the exhibition’ Urban Green 3.0 – ideas, projects and visions for greening of cities’ in front of that is now visible in the Hamburg Museum.
Just a few kilometers away from the museum there is to it already realized examples.’ In Hamburg -Wilhelmsburg we have transformed two years ago a landfill in an energy hill, the green energy supplies and also serves as a green area of recreation,’ said Hamburg Senator for the Environment Jutta Blankau at the exhibition opening.’ HafenCity’, so Blankau on,’ is currently an artificial peninsula heaped up’ -. As a park and playground for the resulting by 2020 in the residential district Baakenhafen
Hamburg is growing by the 10th 000 inhabitants – and parallel to the displeasure of many residents is growing about the fact that more and more green spaces are built, rents are rising and increasing traffic loads. Growing pains, also know other cities and are reflected in conflicts of interest. In the growing city where is the green?’ The large areas like 100 years ago are no longer available’ refers curator Nils Jockel to the historic city parks. Alternatives are needed before the density stress becomes too great.
The conversion of disused railway areas, like the park at Gleisdreieck in Berlin, airports and industrial sites, offers potential for parks. On a smaller scale, this is also true for green roofs or roof gardens on building facades and noise barriers.
Garden over the Thames
For a lot of attention currently provides a project idea in Hamburg, where according to the will of the district initiative Hilldegarden a’ City Garden’ on the roof of an enormous flak bunker in to be built St. Pauli. The bunker is used by a famous music club and various companies for years. Now he will be provided with a structure for other function rooms and green. Inside, dancing, gardening outdoors, so the idea. In Hamburg, as in many large cities Urban Gardening almost part of popular culture – another expression of the desire of city dwellers to green. The project is controversial, some residents fear a further commercialization and gentrification of the neighborhood.
‘ in expanding cities are rising conflicts of interest, the negotiation processes to the urban area change,’ says Lisa Kosok, director of the Hamburg Museum.’ We do not evaluate projects, we represent. The exhibition will be ideas and demonstrate the ideas are there in Germany and abroad’ ( an outline can be found here ).
Much like in New York there in Paris already the older promenade Plantee , a former elevated railway. Similar projects are in Rotterdam, planned Mexico City and San Francisco. London 2018 could Garden Bridge for pedestrians lead over the River Thames. Elsewhere highways were subsequently transferred to tunnels or’ uberdeckelt’. In Madrid, the residents have so since 2007. Access to the park-like redesigned the banks of the Manzanares river. In Hamburg, construction has started on a garden lid on the A7
The showcases many of these projects -. Literally – against. Illuminated planters contain images and text panels to the respective projects. The same planters that are so popular with Urban Guard agents. Urban Green 3.0 , Hamburg Museum, opening times: 23.01. – 19/04/2015: Tue -Sat 10-17 Clock, Sun 10-18 clock