The urban planning programme in workshop in Berlin
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THE STUDENTS OF THE URBAN PLANNING PROGRAMME WILL TRAVEL TO BERLIN FROM 20 TO 25 MAY 2019. THE TRIP WILL FOCUS ON ISSUES OF CENTRALITY AND POLY-CENTRALITY.
The students will respond to an order from the Berlin municipality. The city hall questioned the establishment of cooperative urban development processes and the development of the historic centre. The district of the center is integrated into competing spatial strategies: the modernism of the DDR, the nostalgic reconstruction of the castle, the neoliberal approach of the project of redevelopment of Potsdamer Platz.
The complexity of the district is also linked to the presence of a heavily restructured dense historical fabric, close to the Island of Museums and the presence of the river axis of the Spree which is invested again by major real estate transactions.
The city hall then proposes to accompany the reflection on the revision of the city plan, and in particular the uses and regulation of the typologies of the Molkenmarkt district. It will also be necessary to reflect on the strategy of revitalization of the central plaza of Alexander Platz between the Tower of Television and the river and to rework the connections with the nearby neighborhoods.