The urban street of the future
‘Stadtraum 2030’ in Pankow
Location: Berlin, Germany
Client: BVV-Fraktion Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Berlin-Pankowol
Program: Study on the potential of public space with new urban transport policy
Urban transport it changing and so is the role of cars and how we use them. Stadtraum 2030 (“Urban Space 2030”) is investigating these changes, asking how to redistribute the urban space. We propose to transform engineering driven thoroughfares into living space for the residents.
This touches on many questions: How is the urban space currently used? Who uses the urban space? Who has too much or too little space? Is the area sufficient to accommodate all wishes for use? What about bicycle paths, benches for resting, green plants, trees or even beds for gardening? How much space does the stationary traffic take up? Is the traffic situation such that children can cross the street alone? And how can we accommodate the needs emerging from climate change effects?
Cities around the world are currently discussing these questions with their citizens and how to improve streetscapes to better suit their needs. The project Stadtraum 2030 – Raum für Menschen statt für Autos in Alt-Pankow is the starting point of that discussion on the local level of the Berlin district of Pankow.
2020 study & PR campaign
MLA +: Christoph Michael, Maximilian Müller, Mateusz Zielinski