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On the premises of the State Horticultural Exhibit in Pforzheim a waterscape of about 2000 m2 (1/2 acre) was created. Even today this water playground attracts children, teenagers and adults alike. In addition it is easy to maintain, even after years of use. The playground offers an abundance of possibilities to experience water, to teach through creative play is its intention. Especially the theme nature and technology is expressed in the design of this waterscape. One can experience the history of technological development at different play stations featuring ancient devices for raising water (the Egyptian shadoof), Archimedean Screws, a medieval well-shaft and a rotary pump. In the more quiet part of the park, water appears in naturalistically designed brooks flowing through medows and ultimately into the river Enz. Almost all of the above mentioned installations were developed at Atelier Dreiseitl and required extensive model simulations, hydraulic calculations and detailed sanitary technological planning.

 
 
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Client: City of Pforzheim
Expertise: Landscape Architecture
Park Design
Urban Plazas

Design: 1988 - 1989
Construction: 1990 - 1991
Area: 300 m2 / 3.200 sq ft

GPS: 48°53´51” N / 8°43’55” E

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"This project was originally produced by Atelier Dreiseitl under the leadership of Herbert Dreiseitl.
Since its merger with Ramboll Group A/S it is owned by Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl ."

© Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl