The Halde Hoheward, located south of Herten and on the city boundaries of Recklinghausen in Germany, forms together with the neighbouring Halde Hoppenbruch the largest slag heap landscape in the Ruhr area. The Halde Hoppenbruch has been re-cultivated in the 80s, compared to the Halde Hohewards where spoil is still being dumped. The dumping should be completed in 2010/11.
Entry for Halde Hoheward in Wikipedia
The Halde Hoheward is part of a planning area that envisages a regeneration creating an attractive landscape with a quality of stay and many recreational sites for the public. Thereby, this area addresses the industrial past and its influence upon the Ruhr area.
As a result of a planning workshop created through collaboration between the cities of Herten and Recklinghausen, a winning design by the planning bureau ‘Agence Ter’ (Prof. Bava) was selected. This plan proposes the Halde Hoheward as the central part of the ‘Emscher Landschaftspark’ and the regional green corridor D. Since 2008, the entire planning area therefore carries the name 'Hoheward - Der Landschaftspark'
The Halde Hoheward comprises an area of 395 acres, the plateau at its summit is 152.5 m above sea level, and therefore rises 100 m above the surrounding as a table mountain.
The private initiative Horizontastronomie has calculated a 3 dimensional model of the slag heap in which the horizonobservatory and the obelisk are included. These images and animations can be found in the gallery.
Last Update: 10th February 2009