Kalifornien

Project   New Town Promenade & Beach Access Kalifornien
Client   Municipality of Schönberg (SH)
Location   Kalifornien (SH), Germany
Planning period   2019-2021
Construction period   2020-2023
Completion   2023
Service   Prime Contractor
Planning and construction supervision (Lph 1 – 8)
Cost   2,4 million Euro
Area   1 ha


By the Baltic sea sits the coastal Germanic towns California and Brazil. The folk law of the naming of Kalifornien is mysterious. Thus POLA’s designing process adds to the mystery of the town to create a vibrant public domain.

The main strip mimics sand dunes through its paving. Entwining, wrapping around building edges and planting beds. California and Kalifornien meet symbolically through an iconic palm-clock. Borrowing language from Americana neon signs. The time piece calls visitors into the lively restaurant area and beckons swimmers from the shore. One might ask, where’s the fish at? Follow the neon signs starboard of the wooden deck and you’ll find the marketplace. Open air cinema and performances starboard bow.

POLA’s definition of Landscape Architecture resonates: Whimsical, poetic and well made. We look forward to watching this project become reality over the coming years. A beachside town lost in time and found through experience and new memories.

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