not awarded
Phase 2
not awarded
Phase 2

More journey than goal: 50 years of Process design

Second Phase, Short- and Longlisted Entries


Bosshard & Luchsinger Architekten AG
Location: Wien
Team: Adrian Judt, Diego Martinez, Sebastian Pichler, Paul Pichler, Clara Linsmeier, Sebastian Sattlegger
Landscape planning: Knoll Consult
Other specialist plannings: ARGUS Stadt und Verkehr Partnerschaft mbB, Prof. Dr. Ingrid Breckner (sociology), FORMAT (urban design)

Sub-area 1 – ‘Urban Habitat’: Lichtenberg / ­Friedrichsfelde

Sub-area 2 – ‘the Densification of Suburbia’: Mahlsdorf, Birkenstein, Hoppegarten

Sub-area 3 – ‘Fifteen-minute Cluster Region’: ­Trebnitz, Jahnsfelde, Worin

Entrant‘s description

More Journey than Goal: 50 Years of Process Design
When we talk about a vision for the Berlin-Brandenburg region 50 years from now, as planners we must ask ourselves what we know and so can make predictions, and what unknown developments we wish to help shape. The Berlin-­Brandenburg metropolitan region and the Brandenburg landscape can be divided into three physical zones. The first is Berlin proper, which is densely built and structured by independent mixed-use neighbourhoods. The second zone encompasses the urban landscape, which expanded during the twentieth century. It encompasses a kaleidoscope of urban planning guidelines, individual housing preferences, and economic developments. This area has stretched into the surrounding landscape and is concentrated along the transport routes. It is typified by its direct proximity to Berlin and it constitutes the metropolitan area around the core city. In the landscape of the Margraviate of Brandenburg region, the third zone, there are villages and small towns that have come together to form larger rural communities. The region is marked by its dichotomy of isolated villages in the landscape and the administrative and func­tional interdependencies of the municipalities and districts. Looking back over the past 100 years, we can state with confidence that large green spaces and bodies of water are stable elements of the area’s physical character. Infrastructures and transport radials or corridors also guide urban expansion. Both the metropolitan and rural areas are exemplified by different functional networks and administrative structures. Three factors are crucial to the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region’s development as an important metropolitan region in the future. The unpaved areas and natural areas must be protected and qualified, and their value for food production, recreation, ­energy generation, and climate protection recognised.