Location: Berlin

Client: Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment Berlin

Program: Concept for Berlin’s 3rd International Building Exhibition (IBA)

Status: Currently on hold due to the city’s austerity policy

Collaborators: Markus Bader (Raumlabor Berlin), Sonja Beeck, Martin Heller, Thilo Lang, Pamela Dorsch

Team: Vanessa Miriam Carlow with Jana Gutge, Daniel Vedder, Leo Stuckard, Melanie Missfeldt, Niklas Kuhlendahl, Stefan Liczkowski, Adriano Hellbusch,

On 31 Oct. 2008 Berlin shut down the Tempelhof airport and thus reclaimed a unique area of land. Same year, the Senate Building Director of Berlin, therefore proposed that the development of Tempelhofer Freiheit should be qualified by a 3rd International Building Exhibition.

The ensuing discussions quickly showed: a 3rd International Building Exhibition to confront the pressing problems of European metropolitan areas must go far beyond the crystallisation point of Tempelhofer Feld and include locations in the entire city.

The concept “Capital City. Spacious City. Instant City” proposed to focus on affordable housing and the reactivation of the under-used resources of the city.


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