Contemporary architecture in the German capital by local architects as well as projects elsewhere by architects based in Berlin, complemented by essays on current topics giving impulses for the global architectural discourse.
Today, building culture also means resource-saving conversion culture. Reconsidering buildings and neighborhoods that are worth preserving, using them better, converting and extending them cleverly, is both a tradition and a trend in Berlin: a trend with a great future, as the 60 exciting projects conceived in Berlin demonstrate.
They include smart transformations of cottages, barns and GDR-bungalows into highly contemporary housing, a factory made of shipping containers, circular interior fittings for the Impact Hub Berlin, and eye-catching new mobility projects such as the Holstenfleet in the North German city of Kiel. In between, renowned authors investigate questions of what to do with multi-story car parks, operating schools in existing buildings and enabling entire quarters to do without fossil fuels.