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Berlin plans for 2020 International Building Exhibition, which will take care of the many empty spaces in the city: for climate protection, for spontaneous and temporary uses. Senate Building Director of Berlin wants to manage urban spaces restrictive and prudent. The building itself is only a marginal role. As Berlin City Building Director Regular Fischer reasons for its position, and what DAB editor Roland Stimulate thinks.
The capital of the city’s facilities
IBA is this an “anti-building event? No. Building is not the point, yet the objective of this IBA. The question must be asked differently: How do we go in the city of the future with the city’s resources and how do we come here to a different technology, and culture?
For the first time the majority of people living in cities, sees the city as their home, there will realize their life plan and wants to be involved in the development of their city. City is attractive to everyone and they will thus be returned to the social body, to the point of decisions. The city must, therefore, sustainable and democratic in the broadest sense to be further developed – and with limited public resources. It must, in the extreme from energy consumers to energy producers and allow all citizens to participate in the city as a living and economic space.
For excellent architecture, urban ensembles and living quarters, the city must not generic, but from the inherent “abilities” developed out: This means conceptually, take the stage in front of the building to sharply into focus. This is not a new idea. About endogenous potentials are spoken in the urban research for decades, but the question “How to use this?” Was the face of empty coffers and often conflicting desires ever more topical. “How” in this case could only mean in themselves and in dialogue with all partners in customized processes.
The pre-concept for an IBA 2020 in Berlin this is the frame. It is available in every city of the latent “capital city” of identified it as the model for Berlin and the way how to get through another inspection, different arithmetic and other cooperate to another building. The concept of “Hauptstadt.Raumstadt.Sofortstadt” is the conceptual approach of the IBA 2020 in Berlin, an identity strategy with an urban and architectural strategy and a process-oriented approach to link. All three open in the built environment.
The city is room for further increases in demand for housing, for industry and trade, to public places – whether they are open spaces, squares, parks – for the adaptation, or as public and social infrastructure needed. Architectural prototypes, new financing models, model best practices for sustainable land management and new forms of appropriation of space must be developed.
Berlin has to manage its surplus space an excellent starting point, the space environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. It would be the city politically and economically completely wrong, the big, now through the particular historical development of urban areas are still free to seal in a forced ride. It is rather to manage this space restrictive and prudent.
Space City is not, therefore, not to build in the future. Space City also means not to build in the future.
City Building immediately understood as a process. It takes up the often unavoidable long intermediate states as a chance to use participation and cooperation in the design process from different city. During this experiment, the time to open up opportunities to try out by temporary or provisional settlement architectures future.
An IBA in Berlin is a capital-IBA. Berlin is a showcase for Germany. Capital is therefore not, higher, stronger, faster. Capital is the answer to the question: What kind of (urban) society we want and what is their structural representation?
Let us recapitulate. Integration deal: Of course! Energy issue socially acceptable answer: Of course! Allow participation: Yes! And construction? Clear: Yes! Building is also the engine of this IBA. Avant-garde in urban planning and architecture is the unequivocal claim.
Regulate Fleischer, City Building Director in Berlin
The new cult of wasteland
The early international building exhibitions focused on new construction, later more and more about shaping to rebuilding, maintenance and gentle. Berlin IBA 2020, IBA is now the first stop in many places the building. As a “central theme” they announced: the many spaces of the city “can either be saved as a viable open space or used as an effective air space. And they can for later, not now known or hereafter held open, redeveloped or – as the last, unimportant – “they can be” as potential building sites prepared.
Their preference for non-construction justified the IBA with alleged citizens will. Berliner enjoy the spaciousness of their city. You feel the void as a special quality. “Really? Housing market, and flourishing cultural life shows a different priority: the biggest crowds at sites where there are very few vacancies. On it, people like to do without when they have only the urban density of the period of neighborhoods of Prenatal Berg, Kornberg and Friedrich. The creative potential of the city are clustered in urban corner, not in fallow fields and cabbage.
Such holes avoid urbanizes city, party-goers, brokers and more tourists, no matter how central they are. Even the Friedrick just had to be declared a redevelopment area, there is no revive civic impulse they may in their burst strength south. The few attractive wasteland like spontaneously privatized as the east side embankment with his stand-Wolverhampton Bars. Or do they serve with the luxurious Aachen areas, such as on the 380 acres in Temperance, where summer days are lost to an average of 7 000 people and jogging in the winter, perhaps only 70 stalwarts.
Deserted in the metropolis of the IBA is justified with climate change: open spaces, the city keep you cool. But fired for 50 years now the world’s vast, empty urban rich with a lot of car traffic and more detached houses with global warming. Of all the perforated city wants the IBA. She wants to mitigate local impacts of climate change, the urban share of its global cause it increases.
Aesthetic uses of fallow cult nostalgia for the madness and confusion of the 20th Century, the city should continue to dominate. Politically, he served, despite the left – again blocked a slum landlords the land!We live here already, and that’s enough but completely. Finally, he uses the current fashion designers of professing lack of planning: to be decided only to discover that nothing should be. Between usage gets eternal value – “Buy City” means the IBA. In fact, it denied City.
This Berlin does have problems that could contribute to the solution of an IBA. Just tilt the housing market by nearly ten years without a new development. Berlin is an urgent need to build again. If the climate hostile to happen in the suburbs, while inside the IBA waiting, whether for the empty space in 30 years, better to be? For the even greater economic hardship in Berlin she is interested not so. Urban could do something for the quarter of a million unemployed and for the tax coffers of the bankrupt city of Berlin? Not an issue for the IBA.
A city-and climate-friendly IBA may seek to build cooperative and components, investors and Town Hustler on inner city brownfield sites with their own money for 50 houses 000 people. This would require about 100 hectares of building land, only a fraction of the central voids. It would bring housing, work and money, it would prefer the edge of settlers in the city center and on climate change would bring a re-concentration of the city. (Counter overheating could unseal lanes and plenty of parking.) But the IBA seems to have misunderstood its target year of 2020: She understands the double number appeared as a commitment to the sad legacy of the 20th cultivate century.