urban design | inner city highway A100
2017 | open competition
24.000 apartments | public space | 1.500 000 sqm gross floor space
The „Stadtautobahn“ (Berlin‘s innercity highway) is, next to the old air field „Tempelhofer Feld“ and the „Tiergarten“, one of the largest continuous, inner-city spaces. Therfore it offers the potential for a high degree of redensification.
A green belt of apartments and recreational areas runs through Berlin and interweaves adjacent districts. It bridges gaps in the city’s context and activates neglected urban areas. Connector between naighbouring districts on the one hand, barrier shielding the city from noise, traffic, and air pollution on the other.
Instead of transforming valuable green spaces into building land, an additional inner-city green belt is winds its way through Berlin. In addition to the mixed use of residential buildings and areas for recreation, new routes for pedestrians and cyclists evolve. The stratification and interlacing of different forms of mobility follows the guiding principle of the compact, land-efficient, urban city of short distances.