Projects

Urban open spaces

In a densely populated city like Berlin, the development of urban open spaces is of immense importance and at the same time highly complex. The increasingly scarce resource of public open space inevitably leads to conflicting goals. The competition of different usage demands against the background of population growth, social, ecological and economic challenges is pre-programmed.

As an efficient municipal enterprise, Grün Berlin relies on sustainable concepts for the development of urban open spaces, which bring together and harmonise the different demands and requirements on the basis of the technical-political framework conditions. The goal is to design open spaces in such a way that all Berliners benefit from them. In doing so, we work with modern management methods that do justice to the diversity of the task. The transformation of an urban open space in the sense of sustainable urban development requires the know-how of an interdisciplinary team. Urban centres such as Platz der Luftbrücke must be developed in their complexity: As traffic hubs with sustainable, future-oriented mobility solutions, as social meeting places with a high quality of stay, as open spaces with historical significance and green retreats for more climate resilience in the big city. At the same time, the public builder's responsibility for shaping the cityscape and building culture remains.

In order for the sustainable design of urban open spaces to gain the necessary acceptance and support of the urban society, Grün Berlin relies on a continuous dialogue with residents and citizens from the very outset.

© Thomas Rosenthal
Platz der Luftbrücke
Blick auf den Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin.
© Bernd Petrikat
Gendarmenmarkt
Ein Mann sitzt auf einer Bank vor der Philharmonie am Kulturforum in Berlin
© Andy Rumball
Open Space Kulturforum
Döberitzer Grünzug
© Holger Koppatsch
Greenbelt along the Panke