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This master‘s thesis deals with the treatment of places from the Nazi era shaped by the influence of the perpetrator as well as by the victims. While the historical landscape is shaped by a high amount of memorials to commemorate the victims of the Nazi regime, the perpetrators‘ point of view is mostly neglected.

This study aims to develop approaches for a design that considers the issues of both sides. Through this approach the spatial surrounding conditions will be designed in a way that enables a holistic report on the history of the Nazi regime. Proceeding the assumption that the places of perpetrators can be treated less delicately, this thesis will explore the option of combining a historical documentation with a recreation and a conservation area.

The area of interest is the „Rüstungs- und Lagerlandschaft“ in Bremen, Germany, which was developed due to the construction of a submarine bunker nearby.

This area will be explored and discussed from the landscape architect‘s point of view. The concluding design will be based on the comparison of different sites in Germany relating to the typology of victim and perpetrator as well as on a detailed analysis of the area in Bremen.

The result of this master‘s thesis reveals the possibility to show an interest to the victims‘ as well as to the perpetrators‘ aspects by using the landscape architect‘s instruments. It also shows the possibility of using different tools to vary between diverse grades of sensibility. Thereby the visitors attitude to the use of the area can be adequately affected. Ensuing the creative dealing with the area the next step is an interdisciplinary approach, which allows a comprehensive documentary of the area‘s history.

MentorProf. Dipl. Ing. Katja Benfer,
Dipl. Ing. Marion Klaus
Author/sAnnika Schetelig
CategoriesLandscape, Thesis