Zollverein is the mining area in Germany where millions of tons of coal were extracted from the earth in the twentieth century. After its demise in the seventies, it has been transformed into a cultural complex over the last decade. The landscape design has been conceived and supervised by by Professor Henri Bava of Agence Ter. The aim was to continue the structure of its industrial origins and add succession gardens. A system of paths through a birch forest is introduced to open up the site and connect it with the neighbouring districts through six entrances. The former rail tracks leading to the coking plant are kept and function as central axes in the inner area. These have been converted into footpaths and cycleways.