Rosheim tells the story of the past
Shaped by intertwined circles in Corten steel, the Rosheim pavilion has a labyrinthine-like character and plays with irregular concave and convex interior forms, which visitors are free to explore.
The original train tracks are conserved in this area, benches have been introduced, and openings created to open or close the sculptural walkway to chosen views of the surrounding landscape – thus optimising viewing, seating, reflection and contemplation.
Boersch tells the story of water
Next the Quarries Track passes through the historic town of Boersch. The Le Weidasch river, which historically brought local connection to the wider world also reflects the true cleanliness of the town and vicinity. The river is a dynamic element in the landscape in this area so make the most of this natural asset, the architects enlarged the riverbed and build a large open space amphitheatre that provides easy access the water.
Leonardsau tells the story of the land
After travelling along a long green tunnel, two large Corten steel plates amplify the opening effect at you emerge from the end of the forest corridor to the open landscape. The plates symbolise a gate and direct your perspective towards Mont St-Odile, and are intended to evoke the idea of discovery.
Ottrott tells the story of travel
As well as being home to several historic castles, Ottrott includes a station stop on the historic Rosheim-St Nabor railway. The restored rail stop helps conjure the history of the railway through displayed heritage elements such as the rail bridge, crane, water pump etc.
Saint-Nabor tells the story of luck.
Closed for years and undergoing a "renaturalisation" process, the quarries symbolise the reconquest of the vegetation on a former industrial site. And it’s on one of the highest platforms in Saint-Nabor that the traveller discovers the most spectacular work: a promontory in Corten steel offering a wide view on the valley of Rosheim and the plain of Alsace.
From this viewpoint, inspired by a four-leaf clover, the visitor will indeed feel lucky to be taking in the sweeping views of such a beautiful territory.
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Reconversion of a train track with cultural pavilions and installations
Communauté de Communes des Portes de Rosheim
15 Dec, 2019