Design planned within the framework of the IGS motto "Around the World in 80 Gardens." From a group of select international landscape architects that had been previously narrowed down, Manuel Sauer qualified to do one of the 80 theme gardens, which were assigned certain design themes.
Thematic Area: "The World of Movement"
Garden No. 7: "The Harmony of Body and Soul"
This theme was realized in conjunction with the artist Birgitta Weimer as a landscape + art project Title of the work: "Im Ruhepuls."
"The Body and Soul in Harmony", i.e., that satisfying state of relaxation that sportsmen and sportswomen feel when they return to their resting pulses after being active is symbolized by the harmoniously resonant lawn sculpture.
White-barked Himalayan birches structure the slanting, trapezoid shape of the grounds. To the south they create cool and shady resting areas. To the north the group of trees dissolves, allowing for the enjoyment of the sun and warmth.
Like the capillaries of our vascular system, the green wave-like slopes and valleys run through the area. Into them Birgitta Weimer has placed her "globules", red blood corpuscles. The globules painted red are an abstraction of the red blood corpuscles, in enlargements 200,000 times their original size.
They stand for vitality and a positive attitude toward life, which grows in a sustainable way from sports activities. They form a colorful contrast to the other elements of the garden, which, in addition, is limited to basic elements of landscape design in order to create its wholly individual atmosphere: topographic forms planted with greenery and natural spatial effects caused by the purposeful use of wooded structures. The very natural seeming Himalaya birch is fascinating due to its particularly smooth, bright-white branches and the freshness of its green leaves.