Prof. Jan Kleihues is a juror in the urban planning competition for the new “Quartier am Humboldthain”.
The aim of the two-stage anonymous competition was to find innovative urban designs for the redevelopment of the Humboldthain area along Gustav-Meyer-Allee in Berlin-Mitte, the former AEG production site.
20 renowned offices were invited to participate and developed basic solution options for a mixed commercial quarter. In the second competition phase, for which eight offices qualified, detailed plans for the 6ha site were developed in a cooperative procedure.
Since the former AEG site is also home to a building project by Kleihues + Kleihues – the expressive Mediaport Berlin office building completed in 1996 – and the site on Brunnenstraße is flanked by Block 240 with the unmistakable ship-shape office tower by Josef Paul Kleihues (completed in 1996), Prof. Jan Kleihues was particularly keen to act as a juror in the selection of a design for the quarter. This winning design by the architectural firm Cobe now forms the basis for the establishment of the development plan, which is targeted for 2025 / 26.
Jórun Ragnarsdóttir, Stefan Bernard, landscape architect, Prof. Anett-Maud Joppien, Julia Tophof, Prof. Jan Kleihues
Berlin Mitte District Councillor Ephraim Gothe, Senate Building Director Prof. Petra Kahlfeldt, Lutz Keßels, Dr. Markus Vogel, Dr. Matthias Mittermeier
Photo Jan Kleihues: Robert-Christopher Müller / Büro Dr. Vogel