Development & Participation
The development of the Tempelhofer Feld lies primarily in the hands of the Berlin population: After the citizens of Berlin voted in a referendum for an extensive preservation of the former condition, the Law for the Preservation of the Tempelhofer Feld (ThFG) came into force in June 2014. As a result, the development and maintenance plan (EPP) for the Tempelhofer Feld was drawn up in a participatory process until May 2016. With the EPP, a permanent participation model for the Tempelhofer Feld was anchored for the implementation of the EPP. The EPP relies on open-source models with a joint process development and definition of topics. The manifold knowledge and the broad perspectives of the committed citizens, administration and politics are bundled in this process which is managed in a way of fruitful and future-oriented cooperation. The measures for the development and upgrading of individual sub-areas of the Tempelhofer Feld are jointly worked out within this participation model.
The pillars of the participation model are the field coordination, thematic workshops and field forums, all held in public and supported by an office. The field coordination consists of elected representatives of civil society, the Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection and Grün Berlin.
More information on participation can be found at www.tempelhofer-feld.berlin.de
Current measures on the Tempelhofer Feld
The EPP defined the corridors of action for the further development of the Tempelhofer Feld. Central points are measures to create and secure barrier-free access, the redesign and upgrade of the entrance areas and the qualified development of recreational, leisure and sports facilities in the peripheral sub-areas of the Tempelhofer Feld.
Sub-Area Oderstrasse: More usage options, better quality of stay
The measures in the sub-area Oderstrasse are a component of the ongoing qualification of Tempelhofer Feld as a place for leisure, recreation, exercise and nature conservation.
The following measures are realised from 2022 onwards:
- Pipeline work for drinking water, waste water and electricity in the entire sub-area
- Construction of new toilet facilities
- Widening of the entrance areas, barrier-free redesign, including a guidance system for the blind and renovation of paths
- New cross-generational sports areas for fitness, leisure and relaxation
- additional seating and bicycle parking spaces, new drinking fountains
The following measures have already been completed:
- Tree planting and educational tree trail
- Development of the nature experience area for children and young people with a water play area and natural elements such as lying logs, boulders, sand and clay as well as planting
- Qualification of the dog run