Environmental Education Park Glauer Tal, Trebbin

The Glauer Tal visitor centre (ca. 30 km south of Berlin) bundles measures of the landscape promotion society for regional landscape development as well as for environmental education in the Nuthe-Nieplitz-Niederung nature park. The ample surroundings of the visitor centre, which was erected on the grounds of a former military training area, as an environmental education park lets visitors experience the diversity of the surrounding nature park. The design is an interpretation of the field structure of the surrounding cultivated landscape. The rational and nearly orthogonal structure forms the matrix for the roughly ten hectares of open space. Mixed orchards, tall forb meadows and pastures are cultivated in a differentiated way, with partially free development (birch grove, forest margin). This way, the processes of regional landscape development become comprehensible for visitors. An exhibition system designed for various age groups provides further information. Areas for lingering as well as a playground for small children and a water playground are go-to places in the “Glauer Felder”. The square at the visitor centre is used for several events and markets per year. The facilities were completed and inaugurated in 2011. The basis was formed by the winning competition design by Franz Reschke and Anna Vogels from 2007. Further planning was carried out by Franz Reschke in the capacity of project leader at the office of hochC Landschaftsarchitektur.