|Client||Municipality Oelsnitz / Federal State of Saxonia|
|Service||Planning / Competition (Lph 2)|
|Cost||5.0 million Euro|
|Awards||4th prize, 2012|
Gleispark uses a minimalistic design that incorporates the elemental parts of a postindustrial site in Oelsnitz, a former mining community. Oelsnitz is also the birthplace of 18th century German Romanticism, which is often associated with the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich and has much in common with contemporary landscape design. Ruins of gothic churches and Hellenistic pavilions were the fixed backdrop for Romantic transfiguration, similar to contemporary postindustrial landscapes with abandoned railway tracks or damaged factory buildings–today’s reused landscapes.