Protective measures against floods – successful integration of flood protection into beach access and adjacent built structures

Scharbeutz district is located in the Bay of Lübeck. This section of the coastline is about 5.4 km long with a broad sandy beach, a back-beach wall, and behind it a promenade, a road and buildings, all of which had no protection against incidents of flooding.

The coastline protection was extensively improved to protect the hinterland. Work proceeded in five phases. As flood protection a wall with anti-erosion structures made of geotextile sand containers was placed in front of the promenade to secure the hinterland against flooding. Countless beach accesses, buildings close to the beach and other edifices were integrated into the measure. Nature-like modelling of the terrain and an appropriate plant cover (marram) mean the structure now blends with the dunes such that the natural feel of the coastline is as good as intact. Our brief included close coordination with the authorities in obtaining approvals and involvement in the extensive public consultation process.

ClientGemeinde Scharbeutz
Project dataTotal length: 5.4 km

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