Starting in 2016, this listed historic building ensemble including the Lokhalle (locomotive hall) and water tower in the Südgelände Nature Park will be sustainably restored and renovated for new future uses.
In the Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände, wild nature and the technology of a bygone era combine to create a fascinating mix. On an 18-hectare former freight railyard in Berlin’s Tempelhof district, a unique natural landscape has been created that is also an inspiring place for art and culture and incorporates striking steam-train era relics, especially an ensemble of listed historic buildings with the Lokhalle (locomotive shed) and water tower. The Grün Berlin Group will have these two buildings sustainably renovated and refurbish them for the future and new uses. Work is scheduled to start in 2016.
The 57-metre-high water tower, built in 1972, will be renovated by the end of 2017. Initial measures to secure this historic park landmark, such as the replacement of metal plating and application of corrosion protection, were carried out in 2012.
Initial work to secure the structure has been carried out in the 4,000 square-metre Lokhalle. Complete renovation of the building, which is listed for historic conservation and will offer space for art, culture and learning in future, is planned to start in 2017 and be completed by the end of 2019. In parallel, the Grün Berlin Group will work on a conceptual further development of the Lokhalle, with creative workshops for young people offering concerts, readings and other theatre and culture projects planned.
Measures are also planned for outdoor areas from 2017. The entry area will be redesigned based on ideas derived from previous experience. The measures will be complemented by work to secure the edge of the S-Bahn tracks.