Stadt | Raum | Geschichte Vol. 3
In Wolfsburg life is different. The abundant greenery of the city landscape featuring many squares and parks was primarily created during the 1950s and 1960s. Today this represents a special quality that contributes significantly to a life close to nature for the locals. After more than 50 years, these open spaces are often barely consciously noticed. Many squares and parks are experiencing a process of change, in order to meet the new social requirements placed on public space resulting from demographic changes and a globalized world. Precisely for this reason, this architectural heritage must not only be preserved, but also developed further.
This publication presents various Wolfsburg squares and parks in detail, by means of designs and plans, whilst also providing stimuli for their regeneration. Some previously unpublished shots by Heinrich Heidersberger from the early 1960s, as well as a current photo series by Ali Altschaffel, make it possible to experience the quality and special atmosphere of such decorative spaces of post-war modernity.