kiez goes commons

kiez goes commons Adapting to change is increasingly a struggle for big and growing cities like Berlin. Rigid processes and policies can’t keep up. Individual needs are left…

protopia

Protopia Despite numerous calls for more mixed use within the city, even recent housing projects by the city of Berlin remain largely monofunctional and typologically homogenous. The current…

cim.ple

cim.ple   In contrast to the built city of today – that is slow to adapt to the desires of fast-changing social realities – how does one design…

Heterotopolis

HETEROTOPOLIS Berlin becomes less affordable and more homogeneous. The increasing spread of digitalisation causes citizens to isolate themselves. HETEROTOPOLIS responds: to reconnect the neighbourhood and restore Berlin’s image…

SpreeRoute

SpreeRoute activating islands in the river network Engaging simultaneously with discourses on car-free neighbourhoods and with current plans for bike superhighways in Berlin, this project explored the potential…

What we can do for the River

What we can do for the River rethinking the relationship between river and city   Cities depend on water and rivers, and yet create conditions that cause continual…

Water for the Kiez

Water for the Kiez experimental, educational and active model quarter Taking the position that standard waterfront development more often threatens than benefits surrounding neighbourhoods, this project considered how…

Water Oriented Development

Water Oriented Development uncovering the city’s tributaries to merge water and city The recent approaches of ‘water-sensitive urban design’ and ‘water for the recovery of climate (new water…

ENSEMBLESPREE assembleproductivity

ENSEMBLESPREE assembleproductivity reinstating the river as the spine of city’s production     The non-polluting, silent and small-scale characteristics of the newest generation of production, could finally reverse…

Slow it Down

Slow it Down a urban design framework for gradual riverside redevelopment   Reacting to the property-market focus of redevelopment along river edges, this project conceived a deliberately slow-paced…

Jam Session

Giving a finisched spatial masterplan often means the end of something and people get stuck in structures. We don’t want that. We called our design „jam session“, because we…

Hi, High-density

The Pankow Güterbahnhof site presents an extraordinary and rare opportunity to make a large impact on Berlin‘s housing crisis, particularly so due to its immense size, centrality and…

Slices for community

On the one hand our proposal preserves the existing qualities of the site like its incredible width and a beautiful vegetation (wicker for example), and on the other…

Big Box +

By offering a variety of programs, the strip will become a vivid mixed-use neighborhood which is not really common for furniture retail areas. Whereas the big boxes themselves…

Broxymoron

We determined several rules regarding the box, the shell and their relation. Therefore creating a handbook seemed logical and useful. Yet it can be extended; especially its latter…