How to get people excited about the environment? And how to promote sustainable thinking and acting? Based on these questions, a master plan was created by the dan pearlman experience architecture for the Klövensteen park in Hamburg in order to develop the area into a recreation and learning location with reference to the natural and cultural landscape. The reserve founded in 1974 is located in the biggest recreational are of Altona, the Forst Klövensteen. With a total of 35 hectares, it is one of the largest game reserves in Germany and focuses on livestock from Central and Northern Europe. The aim of the project was to develop a sustainable vision for the park, taking into account the existing potential of the location including the surrounding areas.
With its game reserve, its forest school, its nature reserve Schnaakenmoor, its forest playground and its several gastronomic offers, Forst Klövensteen is one of the most varied recreational forests in Hamburg. The dan pearlman experience architecture had the task to develop the Klövensteen park into a sustainable recreational area, focusing in particular on expanding environmental education and increasing revenue. Furthermore, the identity and character of Klövensteen was not to be fundamentally changed, but strengthened. The master plan comprises 31 pages and presents a sustainable and gradual development over a time horizon of approximately 25 years. In addition, two pilot projects were introduced in the master plan to provide a gateway for concrete project developments: The “Wolf Forest” and the “Forest Campus” are in line with the defined development direction of the park and at the same time serve the overall goals of increasing revenue and activity. In the following years, the area is to be developed into the Klövensteen Wildlife Experience including the mentioned pilot projects with the goal to become the number one destination for forest pedagogy in the metropolitan region of Hamburg. Secondary sources of income through paid offers such as guided tours, the distribution of local products and the development of gastronomy would ensure that the entry to the park would stay free in the future.
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