20 Jun

Urban Open Source | Urban Living & Working

Concept Outbids Cash

Three concepts re-define Berlin's urban development


Czech Centre Wilhelmstraße 44 / Entrance Mohrenstraße 10117 Berlin

DEADLINE, bfstudio architekten, Arge ifau | HEIDE & VON BECKERATH



Panel Discussion

Three architect driven developments are breaking ground on sites surrounding a disused flower market. These case studies in locally integrated urban development began, when their concepts were selected from over 40 contenders in Berlin’s experimental landsales procedure. Not the highest price, but the best ideas won. Architects have emerged as developers and pioneers of entirely new processes that have potential to change the rules of the property game in Berlin. These intelligent mixed-use projects combine commercial, social, residential and cultural goals. Together they expand Berlins Baugruppen tradition to a larger scale of collaborative thinking and collaborative developing. The complexities of developing a small city quarter in dialog with multiple layers of participants is a unique challenge for Architects exploring new frontiers of architectural practice.

Supported by:


MODERATION Jörg Leeser (DE) Bernhardt und Leeser, Joint practice for Architecture
Manfred Kühne (DE) Director of the Department for Urban Planning at the Senate Department for Urban Development, Berlin
Hans Panhoff (DE) District Councillor and Director of the Department for Planning, Building and Environment, Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Andreas Foidl (DE) CEO of Berliner Großmarkt GmbH
Susanne Heiss (DE) Architect / Arge ifau I HEIDE & VON BECKERATH, Section 4
Janine Sack (DE) Representative of the developer, Section 4
Tim Heide (DE) Architect / Arge ifau I HEIDE & VON BECKERATH, Section 4
Benita Braun Feldweg (DE) Architect and developer / bfstudio-architekten, Section 5
Matthias Muffert (DE) Architect / bfstudio-architekten, Section 5
Sonja Beeck (DE) Representative of the developer, Section 2
Matthew Griffin (UK) Architect and developer/ DEADLINE architects, Section 2
Britta Jürgens (DE) Architect and developer / DEADLINE architects, Section 2
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