Whether new buildings, additions, or restructuring – construction never stops in Berlin, demonstrating the diverse way in which building culture contributes to society’s development. This volume presents examples of these activities: current projects in Berlin and around the world, conceived and designed by architects, urban planners, interior designers and landscape architects of Berlin. More than ever before, the main focus lies on the sustainable preservation of existing structures.
Renowned authors present essays highlighting the value of the constructed environment we already have. They demonstrate how even buildings earmarked for demolition can become exciting homes, how clever ideas can breathe new life into apparently outdated old buildings, and how transport and open spaces can be integrated into increasingly constricted urban settings.