Das Umweltbildungszentrum im Kienbergpark mit seiner Holzfassade
© Konstantin Börner

Public buildings

Environmental Education Center Kienbergpark

With the Environmental Education Center and the Lake Terrace, an ideal learning site for the lifelike transfer of knowledge in the field of sustainable development has been created on a 20-meter-wide and 60-meter-long platform made of larch wood at the western end of the Wuhlesteg for the IGA Berlin 2017. The materiality of the platform is reflected in the wooden façade of the building. Supported by only a few steel girders, the lightweight construction on the west bank of the Wuhleteich takes into account the vegetation in the Wuhletal, which is worth protecting.

A light-flooded, open space is available for flexible uses - it invites exciting lectures and workshops and is the central contact point of the environmental education center in Kienbergpark. Thanks to its modular construction, the design planned and executed by the Geskes und Hack Landschaftsarchitekten consortium together with Kolb Ripke Architekten can also be transferred to other locations.

Das Umweltbildungszentrum im Kienbergpark mit seiner Holzfassade
© Konstantin Börner

Data & Facts

Funding: The environmental education center was initiated jointly by Grün Berlin GmbH and the district office of Marzahn-Hellersdorf and funded by the federal government and the state of Berlin as part of the "Urban Redevelopment East" program.

Planning: geskes.hack landscape architects, Kolb Ripke architects, VIC Brücken und Ingenieurbau.

Opening: April 13, 2017 for the IGA Berlin 2017

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