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Urbanes Zentrum Neu-Hohenschönhausen

Urbanes Zentrum Neu-Hohenschönhausen

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BURA and morePlatz received an honourable mention for the vision proposal of the urban center in the Neu-Hohenschonhausen district.

Research by design on the future-proofing of inner cities

Honourable mention

Berlin-Lichtenberg, Germany

Open design competition

Main collaboration
morePlatz (DE)

May 2021 – November 2021

Marco Broekman

Bart Claassen

Floor Riensema

Martijn Al

Yara Alnashawati

Margaux Demange

Yunshih Chen

Dorottya Bekesi

The proposal focusses on creating a lively and vibrant mixed-use center with an appropriate human-scale. The design consists of a sequence of buildings adjacent to the Falkenberger chausse, Wartenberge straße and a newly proposed street. Each street contains different functions and has its own characteristic. Furthermore, the design proposes a sequence of squares and parks connecting the existing shopping center with Berlin-Hohenschonhausen train and tram station. The proposal adds a new scale to the existing urban fabric of Neu-Hohenschönhausen.

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Skiss Brunenplatz
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Skiss Neu Straẞe
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Urban Plan

Pedestrians and cyclists are prioritized over motorized vehicles in the new center and roads are designed as a shared space. Cars are parked in a mobility HUB, the roof of which also serves as an urban farm, directly at the entrance of the center. Lush green structures and trees give the center a green and vibrant appearance and protect the public space from overheating. The roof landscape is green and is used by the residents as a (vegetable) garden.

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The new cultural center (KUBIZ) is located directly next to the Station and connects the green corridor alongside the railroad tracks with the extended center and the Falkenberger chausse. The roof of the cultural center serves as a square where shows, outdoor films and festivals can be held.

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