Inspired by the banks of the river Seine in Paris, the Aarhus canal in Denmark, and the lifely rivers in Lyon, it was planned to revive the Northern bank of the river Main in Frankfurt (the “Mainkai”) as a public space during the summer of 2022. Over the course of eight weeks, the Mainkai, usually a busy road, was opened up to the people of Frankfurt, providing street art, daily sports and activity offers, sports events, offers for kids as well as art and dance events.
In cooperation with many of the city’s stakeholders, this allowed to test and experiment with simple means which kind of activities and offers work and prove successful on road space, providing valuable insights how to transform the Mainkai into an attractive and engaging public space for all citizens in the long term.
The sports element of this “Summer at the river Main” was centrally coordinated and implemented by the “Sportkreis Frankfurt” (the umbrella organisation of all sports associations in Frankfurt) in close coordination with the sports department and sports office of Frankfurt. In addition, it was possible to win many of the city’s stakeholders and cooperation partners to plan and implement many of the activities. PROPROJEKT supported the Sportkreis with the overall coordination and management of all tasks necessary to prepare, plan and implement all activities.
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Nassira El Hassani