COBE's Revitalization of Deutzer Hafen in Cologne has a Pool and Waterfall

By: Joey Haar - Oct 2, 2016
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Cologne, Germany's Deutzer Hafen, the harbour district on the Rhine River, languished for years as an underutilized industrial area. Its revitalization is underway, however, and Danish design firm COBE's ambitious public pool and waterfall design has been selected as the landmark of the area.

The project consists of a large public pool that will be raised several meters from the Rhine itself, and the water in the pool will be filled and maintained through sustainable methods. For instance, the COBE plans to incorporate collected rainwater into the pool, and it will be heated through excess energy expelled by the harbor's surrounding buildings.

Deutzer Hafen's main aesthetic attraction will be a tremendous waterfall that cascades from the pools edge and into the river below.