Exposition : “Unfinished Metropolis: 100 Years of Urban Planning for Greater Berlin” –

Berlin has grown rapidly over the last 150 years. A once-negligible city has become a fascinating metropolis with an extraordinary history, during which it has experienced deep lows and towering highs and been a testing ground for European metropolises, a laboratory for town planning. The Berlin of today did not emerge haphazardly; rather, it is the result of our predecessors’ urban development endeavours. The metropolis is full of built attempts to shape the future, some successful and others not. The prerequisite for these efforts was a fundamental political decision: to create Greater Berlin in 1920. Like many metropolises, Berlin and the metropolitan region of Berlin-­Brandenburg are today under pressure to manage the influx of people and businesses to the benefit of all. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly obvious that we are endangering future generations through our consumption of resources. We understand that little remains the same, and this realisation leads to uncertainty and a dispute about how to shape change.

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International Urban Planning Competition for Berlin-Brandenburg 2070

How can we design the metropolis of the future?

In view of the 100th anniversary of (Greater) Berlin, the Architects and Engineers Association of Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. in partnership with other civil society initiatives has launched an open, two-phase “International Urban Design Ideas Competition Berlin-Brandenburg 2070” in 2019. The competition is looking for urban visions for the future of the capital region Berlin-Brandenburg, which are based on the model of the “settlement star” of the Joint State Planning. The aim of the ideas competition is not a completely different, new metropolitan region, but – building on its special features, strengths and weaknesses – the sustainable further development of the traditional urban development potential and the overcoming of existing weaknesses.

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