Baukultur in the Black Forest through planning process and participation

Baukultur community Baiersbronn

Baiersbronn in the Black Forest is the largest municipality in Baden-Württemberg by area, and 80% of its territory is forested. The community is known for its top-quality culinary offerings; it is called “the village of stars” because it boasts the highest concentration of Michelin stars in Germany. As part of the “Baiersbronn 2020” initiative, future strategies for different topics were discussed in 2010 in workshops held with the participation of citizens. The project “Baukultur in Baiersbronn” emerged from one of these workshops, and ever since, it depicts and promotes the various Baukultur projects and initiatives. Baiersbronn was also part of the research projects “Baukultur in Rural Areas” and “Baukultur konkret” of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. A two-stage competition for the rehabilitation of the “lower village”, which also foresees public presentation of the works to the citizens, is currently in preparation with the aim of developing guiding principles for the main town.

This project was discussed as part of the 2015 Baukultur Workshops in Kassel.

Uses Participatory culture
Rural spaces
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