Berlin – Common Archipelagos

Vision of the city as natural metropolis. Coexistence of urbanity and landscape, technology and nature

Equality of animals, pedestrians and inter-mobility users. Replacement of the familiar compositional urban structure by adaptable large-scale structures. Linkage of the hybrid building by infrastructure networks. Not “back to nature” but “forward with nature”.

 

PROJECT DATA

DIB-06

 

DIB-02

 

DIB-08

 

DIB-01

 

DIB-04

 

DIB-03

 

DENSITY: Determination of a hypothetical minimum volume for the entire housing space of the city

Current population:  3,5 Mio
Current built-up area:  37.000 ha
Minimum housing space per person by law:  12 m2
Minimum volume per person: 12 m2 + 4 m2 (circulation / construction) x 3m (height) =   48 m3
Minimum volume in total for the Berlin housing space: 48 m3 x 3,5 Mio =   168 Mio m3
Necessary area to spread the minimum volume building of LxWxH = 500 x 25 x 50 m:  665 ha


left: 37.000 ha, current status     –     right: 665 ha, highly densified

 

REFERENCES
DIB-10
Karl-Friedrich Schinkel (1781–1841): Arcadian landscape concept

DIB-11
Bruno Taut: Alpine Architecture, An Utopia, 1917

DIB-13
Hans Scharoun, “Collective Plan” for the reconstruction of Berlin, 1945/46

DIB-12
Oswald Mathias Ungers and Rem Koolhaas: The City in the City: Berlin: A Green Archipelago, 1977

ProgrameProject of a highly densified city
StatusConcept sketch
LocationBerlin
AuftraggeberBDA Gallery Berlin
ServicesProgram analysis, strategic concept, visualization
Datum2017

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