The "Berlin Green Belt" From death strip to green corridor - the former Wall strip

View from Behmstraße towards Bornholmerstraße/ Norweger Straße © FUGMANN JANOTTA

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Cherry grove on the Norwegian Road © FUGMANN JANOTTA

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View of the "Wet Triangle" from the railway embankment © FUGMANN JANOTTA

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Railway embankment at the "Wet Triangle © FUGMANN JANOTTA

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"Wet Triangle" © FUGMANN JANOTTA

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Water feature on the Panke © FUGMANN JANOTTA

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Open space between Klemke- and Kopenhagener Straße © FUGMANN JANOTTA

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North Ditch © Christoph Funk

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View from Behmstraße towards Bornholmerstraße/ Norweger Straße © FUGMANN JANOTTA

Cherry grove on the Norwegian Road © FUGMANN JANOTTA

View of the "Wet Triangle" from the railway embankment © FUGMANN JANOTTA

Railway embankment at the "Wet Triangle © FUGMANN JANOTTA

"Wet Triangle" © FUGMANN JANOTTA

Water feature on the Panke © FUGMANN JANOTTA

Open space between Klemke- and Kopenhagener Straße © FUGMANN JANOTTA

North Ditch © Christoph Funk

For decades, part of the inner-German border - the Berlin Wall - ran between the districts of Mitte, Reinickendorf and Pankow. Even 20 years after the fall of the Wall, many areas of the former "death strip" are still undeveloped and remain recognizable as a landscape joint in the urban structure.

As part of the "Berlin Green Belt", the areas of the former Wall strip are now to become a green link between the city centre and the Barnim Nature Park.
The special feature of the approximately nine km long green corridor lies in its many natural areas with fallow land, meadows and urban forest. To preserve this diversity of open, semi-open and forest landscapes, the area was declared a landscape conservation area (LSG) together with the Volkspark Schönholzer Heide and the Bürgerpark in 2010.

The Senate Department for Urban Development is currently having a structure and use concept developed in order to both preserve the high importance of the green corridor for species and biotope protection and at the same time enable its use for nature and leisure experiences. On the one hand, the concept should ensure the protection of the landscape and on the other hand, it should distribute and direct the diverse demands for use in such a way that conflicts are avoided as far as possible.

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"Grünes Band Berlin"

Planning offices

FUGMANN JANOTTA PARTNER
Berlin

Employees
Martin Janotta, Helge Herbst, Marlen Matthäus

Project period
2011 - 2012

Client
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt

Address

Berlin
Deutschland

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Project type
Parks and green spaces
Squares, promenades, pedestrian areas
Biotope network and species protection concepts
Maintenance and development planning, management plans
Tourism development and recreation planning
Public participation / moderation