Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände
By : Tactile studio
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Urban Design, Landscape Architecture & Landscaping
Categories : Landscape Architecture / Cultural & Institutional Landscape Architecture : Gold Certification
This 18-hectare park in the southwest of Berlin, reclaimed from industrial wasteland, is now marked by an accessible mediation trail.
Tactile Studio was in charge of the design and production of a dozen tactile panels dedicated to the diversity of species living in this urban space.
Nature in the city at your fingertips
The project was commissioned by SenUVK (the Berlin Senate for the Environment, Sustainable Transport and Climate Protection). It comprised three inclusive orientation panels, installed at the park entrance and at the level of the outside exhibition spaces.
Two orientation plans highlight tactile representations of buildings from the railway era preserved in the park (such as the imposing water tower or an old locomotive). The panel was designed to describe the artistic garden, the “Giardino Segreto”, and its metal sculptures with 3-D reproductions of the elements in situ.
Now visitors can discover the park’s flora and fauna with the help of nine tactile panels designed by Tactile Studio. Relevant and original information, like the life-cycle of a bee or the chirping of a cricket, is detailed thanks to Corian objects and to explanatory tactile drawings.
The tactile panels are designed in weather-resistant aluminium.
Industrial Designer : Tactile studio
Manufacturer - Distributor : We are makers
Other : DBSV
Other : Steffen Zimmermann