“Blue Garden”, Ostfildern, Germany

Green courtyard with shrubs, trees and playground
project profile data
Area: ca. 15,100 sq. ft. (1,400 m²)
Construction Period: 2006 until 2009
Landscape Architect: Frank Roser, Ostfildern
Contractor: Landscaping Ulrich Schweizer, Nuertingen
System Build-up: “Roof Garden” with Floradrain® FD 60
Project report

On the former US military territory in the Scharnhauser Park in Ostfildern, an ecologically exemplary and family-friendly housing estate was developed. On top of the parking garage one finds an unique combination of a modern living concept and an extraordinary experience of na-ture. Altogether the Scharnhauser Park was designed very child-friendly. There is a playground in the “Blue Garden”, part of which is a little artificial creek that collects rainwater and flows into a small pond serving as a cistern. Floradrain® FD 60 elements have been installed as they are suitable as a sub-construction for all kinds of ambitious intensive green roofs.

  • Courtyard with a pond
    A man-made creek flows into this pond.
  • Playground with sandbox and trees
    A playground with a sandbox is part of the “Blue Garden”.
  • Children playing at an artificial creek within a green courtyard
    Children love to play at the artificial creek.
  • Playground with trees
    The planted trees bring natural elements and wildlife habitats.