The potential analysis acknowledges the quarter around the Schillerpromenade in Berlin-Neukölln as a typical late 19th century neighbourhood that has been largely preserved. The documentation of its urban structure and the typology of its use form the base of the statements of its historic and present identity.

A comprehensive analysis of all street blocks as well as of all single buildings illustrates the interaction between building, block and quarter and documents the character and the use of the building stock that is present today. By illustrating the functional and aesthetic similarities the characteristics and features become describable.

A guideline with recommended actions provides orientation and serves as a planning resource for future conversion and redevelopment. The historical building stock and the urban character will be preserved. At the same time present changes in population and employment can be included.


  1. Urban structure
    – Constitution, elements and characteristics
    – History of development
    – Typologies of use
  2. Documentation
    – Street block portraits
    – Building portraits
    – Registry of modification
  3. Guideline for rehabilitation and innovation
    – Façade, surfaces and energetic renovation
    – Balconies, loggias and oriels
    – Building entrance and windows
    – Roof superstructures
    – Shops
    – Standard of furnishing and mix of uses


Location Berlin-Neukölln, Germany
Client City planning office (Stadtentwicklungsamt) Berlin-Neukölln
Area Study area: 43.000 m2
Date 2014/15