Isar River Pool

Exercise in Landscape Architecture for Architects, Wintersemester 2006/07


The cityscape of Freising turns its back on the Isar River. The parallel railway corridor reinforces this detachment and marks a break with the Lerchenfeld district. While the original flood danger posed by the river has been mitigated, the area between the levees remains strongly influenced by the river's dynamics. The Isar is a mountain river, and the flood warning time in Freising is only a few hours.

The objective of the exercise was to create landscape architectural designs that promote interaction between humans and the river. Hydraulic engineering and safety-related aspects had to be taken into account.


The Landscape Architecture exercise for architecture students in the 3rd semester took place from January 19, 2007, to January 22, 2007, in the main building of the Technical University of Munich. It was accompanied by lectures from Doris Grabner, Cornelia Redeker, and Jörg Schröder on the topic of waterfront design.

Work Goal (in groups of 3) 3 sheets of A2 landscape format and 1 model Sheet 1: Context and derivation of the concept, possibly with an overview site plan Sheet 2: Section at a meaningful scale of M500/200, sketches, collages... Sheet 3: Spatial representations, material concept/details... 1 working model, section at a meaningful scale of M500/200, overview.



Prof. Regine Keller, Dipl.-Ing. Doris Grabner, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Hauck, Dipl.-Ing Volker Kleinekort, Prof. Reichenbach-Klinke, J. Schröder , Prof. Wolfrum, C. Redeker, J. Klaffke 

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