Tempelhof Park Landscape The former Tempelhof Airport is being transformed by GROSS.MAX. into a park landscape - while retaining its spaciousness.

Concept Parklandschaft Tempelhof from the negotiation procedure The future park landscape , as of April 2011, design: GROSS.MAX.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

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Future park landscape from above Aerial view of the former Tempelhof Airport© 2009 Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung, Abt. III

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View from the roof From the roof terrace of the former airport building you have a great view over the wide field and the city panorama.© 2010 Roger Frey Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung

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Picnic area The former recreational area of the American armed forces is now a popular meeting place for all visitors.© 2008 Markus Bader

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Runway The two runways dominate the field. They enjoy great popularity for all kinds of sports.© 2008 Marcus Bader

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Basketball court This American legacy is also perfect for after-use.© 2008 Markus Bader

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View over the field © 2008 Markus Bader

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Water basin on the apron The water basin not only looks good, but also cleans and collects rainwater from the roof and apron.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

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Landform The landform is part of the circle. It is designed so that it does not obstruct the view of the building.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

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View over southern runway The view goes to the eastern edge of the park landscape, to Neukölln. In the background you can see the rock monument.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

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Tree groves in the south © 2011 GROSS.MAX.

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North-South path This path will provide a new crossing of the Parklan landscape, with a view of the television tower.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

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Pionierwald Pioneer vegetation and pioneer users can develop together here.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

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Islands of use In the future, communities will be able to engage in self-determined activities here.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

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View to the west of the pavilion It marks the intersection of the northern runway and the north-south path.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

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Picnic area In the already attractive Pichnickarea there will be a variety of offers in the future.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

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Bird Show A view of the future park landscape from above© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

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Concept Parklandschaft Tempelhof from the negotiation procedure The future park landscape , as of April 2011, design: GROSS.MAX.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

Future park landscape from above Aerial view of the former Tempelhof Airport© 2009 Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung, Abt. III

View from the roof From the roof terrace of the former airport building you have a great view over the wide field and the city panorama.© 2010 Roger Frey Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung

Picnic area The former recreational area of the American armed forces is now a popular meeting place for all visitors.© 2008 Markus Bader

Runway The two runways dominate the field. They enjoy great popularity for all kinds of sports.© 2008 Marcus Bader

Basketball court This American legacy is also perfect for after-use.© 2008 Markus Bader

View over the field © 2008 Markus Bader

Water basin on the apron The water basin not only looks good, but also cleans and collects rainwater from the roof and apron.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

Landform The landform is part of the circle. It is designed so that it does not obstruct the view of the building.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

View over southern runway The view goes to the eastern edge of the park landscape, to Neukölln. In the background you can see the rock monument.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

Tree groves in the south © 2011 GROSS.MAX.

North-South path This path will provide a new crossing of the Parklan landscape, with a view of the television tower.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

Pionierwald Pioneer vegetation and pioneer users can develop together here.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

Islands of use In the future, communities will be able to engage in self-determined activities here.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

View to the west of the pavilion It marks the intersection of the northern runway and the north-south path.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

Picnic area In the already attractive Pichnickarea there will be a variety of offers in the future.© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

Bird Show A view of the future park landscape from above© 2011 GROSS.MAX.

The guiding idea of the GROSS.MAX. concept is to integrate the airport building and the former runways into the park landscape with great ease and as if it were a matter of course by using circles and ovals. The circular shape, derived from the airport building, is formed by a small landform as well as paths completing the circular shape and the water basin. The oval consists of the existing taxiways and overlapping new paths, a dynamic zone where small scale uses find their place. The east-west oriented runways and a new path in the north-south direction serve to connect with the surrounding area.

The Tempelhofer Freiheit lives from its expanse, a park landscape of 360 degrees. In all directions you can experience the sky and the horizon. On the large meadow areas, the vastness remains tangible, they are a moving picture of flowers and grasses. The design succeeds in creating a park with a high utility value and at the same time preserves the character of the airport.

The water basin with subsequent watercourse begins at the eastern edge of the apron, south of the taxiway, and then runs west along the boundary between the apron and the site. After passing through a purification stage, it takes in the rainwater from the building. This results in a self-evident demarcation from the apron.

The Tempelhofer Freiheit lives from its expanse, a park landscape of 360 degrees is created. In all directions you can see the sky and experience the horizon, the city panorama. The vastness can be experienced on the large meadow areas. A careful handling of the biological diversity is shown; among other things, the existing trees at the "old harbour" are preserved and supplemented. The central meadow landscape is a moving picture of flowers and grasses, in which few existing converted buildings as well as the rock are placed. With the rock a new landmark is set, at the same time a height accent and a climbing rock. The rock is related to the monument in Viktoriapark and to the radar tower.

The ring with its overlapping paths creates a dynamic zone in which small-scale uses find their place. Here, close to the quarters, the numerous small-scale offers are placed, as they were desired for daily use, e.g. children's play, barbecue areas and the like. Likewise the pioneer uses, which proved themselves, can find place here in the future as partial publics.

Intensive areas are closely connected, more extensive areas, in particular the central meadow areas, have only a low density of development paths. This creates lively and quieter areas in the parkland, which is conducive to nature conservation. The park joints link the central landscape space with the neighbourhoods, and also serve to exchange cold air.
The design allows for changes during the process without calling the concept into question. It succeeds in designing a park with high utility value and at the same time preserving the character of the airport.

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Further planners involved
Wettbewerb, Überarbeitung im Verhandlungsverfahren, LP 2 - 5
GROSS.MAX., Edinburgh;
Eelco Hooftman; Bridget Baines; Nigel Sampey
Edinburgh

Wettbewerb, Überarbeitung im Verhandlungsverfahren
Sutherland Hussey
Charles Sutherland Charles Hussey
Edinburgh

Project period
2010 - 2020

Size
circa 240 ha

Client
Land Berlin, vertreten durch die Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt und die GrünBerlin GmbH

GrünBerlin GmbH

Address
Tempelhofer Damm, Columbiadamm, Oderstraße
12101 Berlin
Deutschland

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