Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tilla-Durieux-Park

20-meter see-saws, Tilla-Durieux-Park, Linkstraße, Tiergarten, Berlin
20-meter see-saws, Tilla-Durieux-Park
Linkstraße, Tiergarten
Berlin, September 2011

“The Tilla-Durieux-Park is formed by two large parterres, 30 metres wide and 200 metres long, planted with turf and laid out longitudinally on the axis that joins Potsdamer Platz and Landwehrkanal. Two rows of linden trees, parallel to the facades of the buildings, line the parterres and separate them from the two streets with traffic that run longitudinally through the great gap. Both parterres have a gentle transversal slope that raises them to a height of more than four metres above the ground and then lets them fall down a steep 35 degree slope on the other side. Since they fall in opposite directions they are like two green beaches with different orientations. In the central part of the park, where the two parterres are located, there is a paved area that provides a route through the park to Marlene-Dietrich-Platz and which is equipped with five see-saws made of 20 metre long metal bars resting on a central joint.”
(Tilla-Durieux-Park, Public Space)

2 comments:

Revrunner said...

I have never seen see-saws that large. Amazing!

cieldequimper said...

Oh good grief!