Architektur Galerie München presents a long term, landscape research project by OFICINAA architects. By the name of “Landschaft Stimmung” – landscape tuning -, the project comprises a research and study phase, in which the Danube’s river edges are comprehensively studied through photographs, drawings and technical landscaping plans in collaboration with local communities; followed by a second, creative phase in which the architects propose several installations and architectural implements to improve the citizen’s relationship with this iconic landscape.
Together with the exhibition, the recently published book “Landscape tunings” showing the project is presented. To learn more about the book, published by ACTAR, press here.
27 July – 16 September, 2017
Türkenstraße 30 / Gartenhaus, München
Since 2012 Silvia Benedito and Alexander Häusler are working with their office OFICINAA on the project, moderate the strategies with interest groups, citizens and land owners, develop prototypes for the furniture and adjust the design to the changing budgetary constraints of the car manufacturing city, in order to make the implementation in small steps possible.
BOOK and EXHIBITION INTRODUCTION by ACTAR
Landscape Tunings asserts that landscape is more than ecology and technical performance; it is also an environment of paramount importance to one’s dispositions and wellbeing—an emotional space of social relevance, tuned with and for its communities. In this book, OFICINAA examines the design potentials of the Danube River as a civic anchor, a bioclimatic medium, and a space for collective imagination in the city of Ingolstadt, Germany.
Landscape Tunings: An Urban Park at the Danube explores the city’s littoral landscapes with video-essays, drawings, walks, public installations, and exhibitions—each spotlighting the sensate-space where the city meets the Danube’s edge. It then showcases the bottom-up and tactical design approaches of the Stadt Park Donau | Donau-Loop project, which aims to foster the spatial embodiment with the riverine environments facing the present challenges of the anthropogenic era.
With contributions by Günther Vogt, Andres Lepik, and Simone Schimpf, Landscape Tunings projects the role of littoral landscapes as a medium for the collective wellbeing of the city.
Flowing through ten countries, the Danube is one of the most international rivers in the world. Regardless of its scale, economic output, and ecological relevance, the Danube’s landscapes act as cornerstones for civic interaction while “touching” numerous urban fabrics. Initiated in 2013, the Stadt Park Donau | Donau-Loop project in Ingolstadt derives from a three-year design study in collaboration with the various communities in the city.
Rather than totalizing, and related to the key German concept of “Stimmung” (tuning of space), the design interventions are spatial tunings to foster community access, wonder and delight.
These interventions intensify the particularities of the river landscapes with its distinct environments, and leverage the potentials of the riverbanks as a “thick” space in the pressing commitments to social wellbeing. The Stadt Park Donau | Donau-Loop project was exhibited at the Museum of Concrete Art and Design in Ingolstadt.
The exhibition shared the multiple scopes and scales of the design, inviting the public to envision the Danube’s inherent beauty as a spatial component in the urban fabric of one the fastest growing cities in Germany.