Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

............ is a public park located in Duisburg-Meiderich(Nordrhein-Westfalen/ Germany). It was designed in 1991 by Latz + Partner (Peter Latz), with the main intention, that it work to heal and understand the industrial past, rather than trying to reject it. The park closely associates itself with the past use of the site: a coal and steel production plant (abandoned in 1985, leaving the area significantly polluted) and the agricultural land it had been prior to the mid 19th century. (http://www.landschaftspark.de/startseite)

Tiger and Turtle Landmark at Duisburg

Tiger and Turtle, also known as Magic Mountain is a landmark at the Heinrich-Hildebrand-Höhe in Duisburg-Angerhausen (Angerpark/ Nordrhein-Westfalen/ Germany). This rollercoaster lookalike landmark was designed by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth as part of the "Ruhr.2010 - Kulturhauptstadt Europas" campaign.  Tiger and Turtle was ranked as No.5  on "The Huffington Post's list of Most Extreme Staircases". (http://tigerandturtle.duisburg.de)

 

"Ruhr.2010 – Kulturhauptstadt Europas" was the name of the campaign in Germany's Ruhr region that earned it recognition as a European Capital of Culture in 2010. This was the first time a region was considered, as Essen represented all 53 towns in the region in the application. Other cultural capitals were in the same year the Hungarian Pécs (Pécs2010) and Istanbul in Turkey, where similar campaigns were held.

Braunkohle Tagebau/ Garzweiler Surface Mine

The "Braunkohle Tagebau Areal",  is a large surface mine (German: Tagebau) in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia. It is operated by RWE and used for mining lignite. The mine currently has a size of 48 km², and got its name from the village of Garzweiler, which previously existed at this location. The community was moved to a section of Jüchen with the same name.