not awarded
Phase 2
not awarded
Phase 2

Green corridors AND boundary strips

Second Phase, Short- and Longlisted Entries


Killinger & Westermann Architekten
Location: Berlin
Team: Friedrich Killinger,
Dipl- Ing., AK 10025;
Peter Westermann,
Dipl. Ing. AK 09062;
Elisa Franceschetti,
Merle Heitmann
Landscape planning: Killinger & Westermann Architekten, Landschaftsarchitektur

Sub-area 1 – ‘Berlin Outskirts’: Wilhelmsruh / Rosenthal

Sub-area 2 – ‘Suburb’: Fredersdorf

Sub-area 3 – ‘Regional Park’: Gohlitz – Wachow

Entrant‘s description

Green Corridors and Boundary Strips
The future of the city and its environs is in the hands of numerous individual municipalities and districts. This is a result of how Brandenburg has developed over time. Berlin came into existence as a bridge between the twin cities of Berlin and Cölln and the villages of Brandenburg. Today, it is growing into a metropolitan region – a mosaic is coming together. This is fuelled by the impetus coming from the city as an engine of growth. The construction of the railways through the Margraviate of Brandenburg was, on the con­trary, centrally managed and did not stop at the state borders. We profit from this excellent early infrastructure to this day. James Hobrecht’s construction of the sewerage system required the inclusion of areas outside the city; urban utilities were set up; hospitals were relocated to the forested areas. In the future ­Berlin’s new airport will be an example of successful cooperation between Berlin and Brandenburg. One of the next tasks, we think, will be to keep routes free for a new maglev that will form a ring railway around Berlin. However, for further development of the metropolitan region a strong model is required to manage growth.