Former waste land can become green spaces, being integrated into parks.
Maria Bostenaru, 2015 / CC BY
Waste hill in the dendrological park in Chitila
When a student in Karlsruhe, I've got a project topic of bringing the Rhine to Karlsruhe, since the city developped far from it. Around the industrial port of Rhine there are a number of old Rhine branches, but also a garbage deposit ("hill"). The approach in the project was to convert the garbage hill into a green hill, integrated into the designed northern part of the port, which was to be green, nature, like in the city where the north is formed by the forest, while the south should be built alternatively, with conversion of industrial buildings and residential part at water.
The topic of converting waste hills to green spaces was researched also in other contexts, for example the waste from thermopower for energy. Biodegradable geotextiles can be used in this context to avoid ash to spread.
In the periphery of Bucharest, an approach has been followed to integrate such a former garbage hill into a newly designed hill, in a village which formed the subject of another student project. This is the dendrological park of Chitila (image). The park lays along one of the lakes of the Emerald necklace of lakes discussed at the 2015 Forum.
The original LE:NOTRE Projects were co-funded by the European Union's Socrates and Lifelong Learning Programmes.
The LE:NOTRE Institute has been established by ECLAS as foundation under Netherlands Law.