Riverscapes: Designing Urban Embankments

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Birkhäuser Basel, Jul 3, 2008 - Architecture - 574 pages
This is an inspirational sourcebook for planning and building riverside developments. It documents a selection of about one hundred projects. Examples of concrete planning tasks are arranged in thematic groups and are therefore easy to find. Riverscapes shows successful architecture, urban developments and landscape designs along European rivers. The book offers inspiration and suggestions for creating vibrant, high-quality designs for waterfront neighborhoods and open spaces. The selection of examples from the Cologne/Bonn region focuses on the potentials offered by the Rhine riversides. The seminal designs for a number of different types of waterfront sites presented in this publication open up new perspectives for the urbanized Rhine riverscape and its inhabitants.

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Christoph HölzerTobias HundtCarolin Lüke

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Christoph Hölzer is a landscape architect. Tobias Hundt is a regional and urban planner. Carolin Lüke is a university-trained regional planner. The three authors are lecturers at the Geographical Institute at Universität Bonn (University of Bonn) and are responsible for the project Stadträume am Rhein (Urban Space along the Rhine), which was initiated by the Montag Stiftung Urbane Räume (Montag Foundation for Urban Space) in Bonn in cooperation with Cologne’s Regionale 2010, a structural program of the state of North Rhine–Westphalia.

Oliver G. Hamm is an independent author and architectural journalist who has long worked on this subject.

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