Will the space be freely available to everyone?
In our view, neighborhood developments in Berlin will only function in the future as integral components of the existing urban space. Here we mean public circulation and accessibility for the public, especially of uses in the first floor zones. We also want to ensure that spaces can be created for as many and diverse users and tenants as possible.
We believe that in the future developments in Berlin can only function as integral components of the urban space, by which we mean public access and walkways, especially at street level. We also want spaces to be created for the most diverse number of visitors and tenants.
What will be built on the site?
Together with all participants, we want to develop an urban, forward-looking quarter directly at Volkspark Humboldthain. The use and development of the site have not been specifically defined. But , as one of the eleven “Zukunftsorte” in Berlin, a close cooperation between science and commerce plays a central role at this site, and the quarter should help safeguard the future of Berlin as a driver of innovation of new technologies and industries and as an inspiration for new economic models that are appropriate for the digital age.
How can the general public participate?
A forward-looking quarter deserves an innovative and progressive development process. Within the framework of our workshop process we are conducting several facilitated discussions with experts and residents to develop through dialogue with interested parties, but without preconceived views, a concept of use that aims to balance varied interests with the construction of a forward-looking environmental, social and economic solution for the area and its local residents.
Schedule / Process
How log will the planning and building take to complete?
We anticipate the planning period of Quartier am Humboldthain to last 4-5 years. Workshops extensively discussing the possible uses as well as other aspects of the site are ongoing. Once a development plan has been finalized, construction can begin. The main urban development features of the Quartier are expected to be completed by 2028.
Sustainability and the environment
What role do sustainability and green energy criteria play in your planning?
We see the Design of a sustainable quarter as the central task of future-oriented urban development. That’s why we intend to develop the Quartier am Humboldthain according to the highest standards of environmental sustainability and to have it certified accordingly.