Urban Design Salinental Valley

Bad Kreuznach, DE

  • Site area: 42.700 m²
  • Floor space: 4.000 m²
  • Built space: 20.000 m³
  • Water area indoor: 600 m²
  • Water area outdoor: 2.500 m²
  • Outdoor space: 40.000 m²
  • Units: Indoor and Outdoor public Aquatic Center

Initial situation – particular feature

The Salinental valley is a unique cultural landscape steeped in history. One graduation wall after another, each 9 meters high, cover a total of 1.1 kilometers. Brine trickles down these huge walls of blackthorn brushwood which constitute Europe's largest open-air inhalatorium (salt extraction).

Location plot

  • flood retention area
  • mineral spa protection zone
  • urban conservation area
  • nature reserves or biogenetic reserves

Design idea

  • Implementation spatial qualities of the protected natural spaces
  • Visual references of graduation walls and parkland
  • Reduction of building mass and built surfaces
  • Inclusion of materiality of graduation walls


Due to quality of urban design building permit was granted.