In a society that is increasingly shaped by questions of democracy, co-determination, individuality, but also by urgent questions about ecology, sustainability and climate protection, the development of the new Schumacher quarter offers the unique opportunity to react on a large scale in a forward-looking manner. The public space as the origin of social and democratic coming together is once again becoming a space for positive debate. A sustainable, ecological park landscape is created that is characterized by co-determination and appropriation and develops answers to the questions of climate protection. Several thousand new tree plantations from different climate-resilient species combine biodiversity, CO2 binding and atmospheric density. The new Berlin climate park reacts to the complex demands of a pluralistic society in terms of content and space not with monotonous but with diverse answers. Diversity as liveliness, as changeability, as robustness. A forward-looking concept and a robust and flexible framework with a modern design language create identity and recognition value.
The former military and airport site has not been open to the public for almost 200 years. Biotopes and habitats worthy of protection have developed from this seclusion. The monotony of the 150 hectares of heathland is a formative quality, but it does not stand up to the usage requirements arising from the development of the Schumacher district with up to 10,000 residents, the UTR with almost 20,000 employees and the opening of the former airfield, which is of importance to the city. A park four-tone reacts with - in character and atmosphere - independent and clearly differentiated qualities without losing the connection to each other. More diverse and robust parking spaces are evolving in and out of the new urban quarter.
Die vier Parkräume unterscheiden und ergänzen sich in ihren Nutzungen und Programmen.
The four parking spaces differ and complement each other in their uses and programs.
The design of the park is not understood as a finished work with the opening but continues to develop on a vegetative and social level within a hard, supportive framework. Processes are controlled, chance is left in a stable framework. As a counterpart to a restrictive open space characterized by prohibitions, a strong framework is created that directs the dynamic, vegetative, and social development of the areas. The vegetation dynamics are dealt with specifically in each part of the park.
In the four park areas, four different atmospheres and a variety of complementary uses are created, which are linked by a design signature, the theme of the dynamic climate park and by recurring elements.
Airfield in spring
The district and landscape park TXL is being developed as a Berlin climate park. The offensive handling of biotope linkage, climate-adapted choice of plants, succession, CO2 binding, and water cycle promotes sustainable park development. Through controlled succession, diverse qualities are developed with several thousand different trees and shrubs. At the same time, the park will become an open-air research laboratory for climate issues. To promote climate awareness, residents participate in the development of the park.