Monday, 19 January 2015

History - IGA 2003 Rostock International Horticultural Exhibition

The 2003 World Horticultural Exposition (in German: Internationale Gartenschau 2003) was organized in the City of Rostock in Germany. It was the 17th World Horticultural Exposition recognized by the Bureau of International Expositions. The park was created in a derelict area around ruins of the former village of Schmar on banks of the river Warnow. This made it possible to have a connection between water and gardens.

The project IGA 2003

The project was more than the World Horticultural Exposition. The accessroads to the newly built Warnowtunnel, the new tradefair and congresscentre, the integration of the historical shiptype Frieden as wharfmuseum, the reuse of the park after the exhibition and the improvement of infrastructure in Rostock were part of the project as well.

Official designation : IGA 2003 Rostock (Internationalen Gartenbauausstellung 2003 Rostock) (Germany)

Date : 25/04 – 12/10/2003

Theme : « A Seaside Park – A new flowered world »

Category : International Specialised Exposition

Organisational Responsability : The Organisers of the International Horticultural Exhibition 2003 is the Hanseatic city of Rostock and the Zentralverband Gartenbau E.V. (Federal Association of Horticulture, registered society). The organisers will be helped by company « IGA Rostock 2003 Gmbh » that involves the city of Rostock with 2/3 parts and the Zentralverband Gartenbau E.V. with 1/3 part. The company is pursuing only tax relief goals and general interest in the meaning of the general tax code of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Site : The IGA Rostock is organised in Warnow – Niederungspark. This surface of 130 ha is located in Northwest of the city of Rostock, and limited by the neighbourhoods of Schmal and Gross Klein, as well as by the shore of the River Warnow.

International Participation : 32 countries: Austria, Bolivia, Bulgaria, China, Columbia, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany,Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Luxemburg, Mauritania, North Korea, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, South Korea, Tanzania, Tunisia, UAE, Vietnam

Visitors : 2 600 000
(Source BIE)

The Park... today :

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