Tankstelle – A100

Is the promise of yesterday today´s future ?

“Collagelab” – Post-capitalist city, idea competition “move”, 2013.

Collaboration with Tai Schomaker. – Not selected –

Critical proposal for the continution of “Zwischennutzung” in combination with the construction of the highway A100 in east Berlin.

Once upon a time was a society dreaming faster, higher, bigger. Black gold made it possible. Black gold was promised to last forever. More cars were produced, more streets were built and more oil was sold. In most big cities ring roads were built from the 1950’s, intended to speed up, or encourage traffic. These roads walled the centers. In Berlin, because of the division, only half of the ring was built…

Once upon a time existed a forgotten place, a paradise garden where east german children could get closer to nature. GDR disappeared, and this garden with its little house became a forgotten place, an unused paradise garden situated next to the S-Bahn Ring. A few years ago, a cultural association started to use it for cultural events. To rent this place was made possible because the city reserved it for infrastructure development, so called “Zwischennutzung” (temporary use). Since the completion of the city ring has been promised and is in progress, the cultural area might have to make room someday…