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
The Park... today :