Saxon Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind and Visually Impaired Chemnitz

Ornamental plantings along the central axis of the complex © 2012 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

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Campus Path © 2020 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

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Plantings in the entrance area © 2018 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

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Guidance system © 2014 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

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School for the visually impaired with multiple disabilities - break terrace © 2011 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

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Playground for the blind and visually impaired © 2012 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

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Barrier-free play area © 2012 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

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Playground for the blind and visually impaired © 2012 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

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High contrast surfaces for the Goalball court © 2010 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

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Campus © 2010 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

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Site plan of the property © 2014 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

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Ornamental plantings along the central axis of the complex © 2012 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

Campus Path © 2020 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

Plantings in the entrance area © 2018 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

Guidance system © 2014 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

School for the visually impaired with multiple disabilities - break terrace © 2011 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

Playground for the blind and visually impaired © 2012 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

Barrier-free play area © 2012 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

Playground for the blind and visually impaired © 2012 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

High contrast surfaces for the Goalball court © 2010 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

Campus © 2010 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

Site plan of the property © 2014 Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten

Inaugurated in 1905, the former "Royal Saxon Educational Institution for the Blind and Feeble-Minded" marks an important developmental step in the construction of institutions in the early 20th century due to its connection between urban development, architecture, open space design and social history.

The property, which covers approx. 21 hectares, is a listed building. Today, the facility houses the Saxon School for the Blind as well as other facilities for the rehabilitation of blind children and adolescents.

In the environment of the renovated old buildings and a new school building, the focus is on the redesign of the network of paths, gardens, playgrounds and open spaces for school operations as well as the woody vegetation in accordance with the preservation order.

Special attention is paid to the coordination between the requirements of a modern school and rehabilitation operation for the blind and the concerns of historic preservation.

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Planning offices

Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten
Dresden

Employees
Tilman Gebhardt (Projektleitung)
Mattes Hoffmann, Michael Mitterer, Falko Bergander

Project period
2005 - 2014

Size
3,2 ha

Client
Staatsbetrieb Sächsisches Immobilien- und Baumanagement Chemnitz

Address

Chemnitz
Deutschland

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Project type
Open spaces for business and public facilities
Traffic facilities
Playgrounds, e.g. at childcare centers and schools
Planning of garden memorial care, park maintenance works
Redevelopment of (historic) open spaces