Phase 2
Phase 2

Growing Together – Landscape and City

1st prize


Bernd Albers / Silvia Malcovati / Günther Vogt
Location: Berlin / Potsdam / Zürich / /
Team: M. A. Dan Dahari (project leader), B.A. Iveel Bold, Dipl.-Ing. Maren Brakebusch, Bess Laaring, Dr. Gereon Uerz,Dipl.-Ing. M. Arch Rudi Scheuermann, Ibrahem Alsalamh
Landscape architecture: VOGT LANDSCHAFT GMBH
Other specialist planning: Arup Deutschland GmbH

Sub-area 1: Tempelhof – Südkreuz

Sub-area 2: Bernau

Sub-area 3: Schwedt an der Oder

Entrant‘s description

Growing Together: The Landscape City
Berlin and Brandenburg Will Grow Together

A future concept for the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region not only requires cooperative political processes but must also include a master plan for the city and the surrounding countryside. This plan is based on historical considerations and on the existing potential and characteristics of the ­Berlin-Brandenburg urban and natural landscape.

Towns in Berlin and Brandenburg will expand inwards. Berlin has great potential for internal growth, densification, and spatial optimisation. This potential can be realised through the use of vacant lots and brownfield sites and through the transformation of existing infrastructures. Berlin’s green character must also be preserved, as it embodies a matchless legacy of urban planning and will be increasingly important for the area’s climatic balance in the future. Towns in Brandenburg also have much capacity for growth within their borders. This inner growth can preserve and bolster the particular characteristics of the state’s more urban areas. Railways will ensure future mobility and transport. Against the backdrop of climate change and the energy transition, the expansion of the road and motorway network is not a satisfactory solution for the future. In contrast, railway transport allows for a more sustainable future driven by the digital revolution. The future growth of the city will take place near new railway lines.