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Archive: IBA Berlin 2020: Space typologies

Obsolete XXL buildings


Grafik: Thomas Rustemeyer

... for example, the Tempelhof airport building or the former Stasi headquarters in Lichtenberg


Within the IBA project spaces, but also beyond such contiguous urban areas, the IBA is shifting the focus to large buildings and building complexes that have lost their original purpose. As landmarks or identity anchor points, they often have great potential for the urbanisation of neighbourhoods and the galvanisation of actors. What is more, their revitalisation can blaze a trail for the careful use of space and energy. In view of ever shorter utilisation cycles, the task of waking up those "sleeping giants" is of immense importance.




Graphics: Thomas Rustemeyer