Unfinished Metropolis

100 years Greater Berlin

To mark the 100th anniversary of Greater Berlin, the anniversary exhibition of the Berlin-Brandenburg Architects’ and Engineers’ Association “Unfinished Metropolis: 100 Years of Urban Development for Greater Berlin” will link the history, present and future of the metropolis, highlight Berlin’s urban development achievements since 1880 and highlight the resulting current potential of the Berlin-Brandenburg urban region. At the same time, the exhibition looks into the future of the year 2070 by publicly presenting the results of the International Urban Design Ideas Competition Berlin-Brandenburg 2070. It thus creates the conditions for successful planning of the metropolitan area. The developments will be presented under thematic focal points such as living, working, traffic, leisure & recreation. In addition, a European perspective is added to the consideration. On the basis of future projects of urban-regional importance in the cities of Moscow, Vienna, Paris and London, the exhibition will show how other metropolises are dealing with current urban challenges. The exhibition is accompanied by metropolitan talks live on site or in stream.

Barrier free access

There is an entrance at Niederlagstraße 2, where the building can be reached via a metal ramp. Unfortunately, this entrance does not meet all the requirements for barrier-free access, but the security service can assist in using the ramp if necessary.

Furthermore, all exhibition areas can be reached by lift. In addition, there is a barrier-free sanitary area in the entrance area at the Niederlagstraße entrance.

Should further assistance be required on site, the exhibition staff and the security service can be contacted.

Visit Exhibition


Dear visitors,
unfortunately we have to inform you that due to pandemic regulations the exhibition will be closed from 2nd of November onwards. We hope to welcome you soon in our exhibition and are looking forward to your visit – please stay safe!

The exhibition is free of charge.

We offer guided tours for closed groups in German!

If you are interested in a 120 minute tour of the exhibition, please send an email to the following address: 

Please note that the maximum number of participants is limited to ten people. The cost for a guided tour is 70 €.

Unfinished Metropolis

Berlin has grown rapidly over the last 150 years. A once-negligible city has become a fascinating metropolis with an extraordinary history, during which it has experienced deep lows and towering highs and been a testing ground for European metropolises, a laboratory for town planning. The Berlin of today did not emerge haphazardly; rather, it is the result of our predecessors’ urban development endeavours. 

International Urban Planning Competition 
for Berlin-Brandenburg 2070

Wie können wir die Metropole der Zukunft gestalten? Mit Blick auf das Jubiläum 100 Jahre (Groß-) Berlin hat der Architekten- und Ingenieurverein zu Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. in Partnerschaft mit an- deren zivilgesellschaftlichen Initiativen im Jahr 2019 einen offenen, zweiphasigen „Internationalen Städtebaulichen Ideenwettbewerb Berlin-Brandenburg 2070“ ausgelobt.


To complement the exhibition twice weekly the future urban development of the capital region will be discussed in the context of the “Metropolengespräche”. Their aim is to bring together civil society players of all backgrounds –  be it political, administrative, economic or cultural – and thus provide a platform for a constructive debate on the future of the Berlin and Brandenburg region.

Financial support

Premium partners

Media partners



ACCENTRO Real Estate AG, Bauwert Investment Group GmbH & Co.KG, Becker & Kries Holding GmbH & Co.KG, Berliner Volksbank eG, Business Network Marketing- und Verlagsgesellschaft mbH , CENTRUM Holding Deutschland GmbH & Co.KG, Copro Gruppe, Engel & Völkers Gewerbe Berlin GmbH & Co. KG, ERV GmbH Entsorgung Recycling Verwertung, Werner Gegenbauer, Heinz & Heide Dürr Stiftung, Hilfswerk-Siedlung GmbH, KIM Kilian Immobiliengruppe, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Maennig, Minerva Management Beteiligungs GmbH, Optima-Aegidius Firmengruppe, Nymphenburger Beteiligungs AG, PRIMUS Immobilien AG, Projektgesellschaft Gartenstadt Adlershof mbH & Co.KG , PRS Family Trust GmbH, RCM Marienfelde GmbH, Carsten Sellschopf, Dr. Manfred Semmer, Spielbank Berlin GmbH & Co. KG, Stiftung Berliner Sparkasse, Dr. Jürgen Tiemann, TLG IMMOBILIEN AG, TROCKLAND MANAGEMENT GmbH

In addition, the differently oriented exhibition
recommended to the Stiftung Stadtmuseum on the same topic

Chaos & Aufbruch
Berlin 1920|2020

An administrative act turned Berlin into a cosmopolitan city overnight: the incorporation of towns, manor districts and rural communities in the surrounding area paved the way for a forward-looking expansion of administration, housing, green spaces and transport in 1920. To mark the anniversary year, the Stadtmuseum Berlin is exploring this question: How can the big city succeed? The social and political dimensions are at the centre of attention. With a view to the past, the exhibition at the Märkisches Museum sets new impulses for Berlin’s present and future. Above all, the people of the city have their say.

Märkisches Museum, 26th of April 2020 – 30st of May 2021