TRANSFORMING INDUSTRIAL GROUNDS INTO AN URBAN PARK
TEMPLEHOF AIPORT in Berlin, a symbol of Nazi Architecture as well as the airport used by the American military during the cold war, was decommissioned in 2008.
In 2011 a competition was held for the development of the airfield into an urban park. Templehof's central location in Berlin Kreuzberg means that the grounds are easily accessible, making this a rare open space in the middle of a dense city.
The former airfield has already been partially converted into a conservation area to foster native and wild regrowth while providing a breeding ground for migrating birds. The intention of the city is to extend this natural space to include a constructed wetland.
In 2011-2012 my firm worked with the winning landscape architects, GROSSMAX, to make a feasibility study for holding simultaneous exhibitions during the proposed international garden show in 2017. For this study I created visualisations to highlight specific exhibition spaces around the airport lands.
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