By: Anne Kiefer & Anatol Rettberg
Wissensstadt Berlin 2021
Published on June 26, 2021
Speculations on the Future Transformation of inner-city gas stations in Berlin
Places of ritual, places for a short break, places of democracy, places of class-free society - fuel is for everyone, places of availability, places of supply, places for a little snack, places for a short talk, places to get information, places that you can recognize by their special smell, places that float like little islands in the urban archipelago, places that give you orientation, places of coolness, places, everyone can tell a story about, places of longing, places of wanderlust, places of nostalgia.
There are more than sixty gas stations within the S-Bahn-Ring of Berlin. Tendency? Falling! Tankensterben! Combustion engine gone = Tanke (gas station) gone?
In this report we invite you to explore the network and the potentials of petrol stations in the context of Berlin's inner city and speculate about their future function when their present function is gone. If you want to find out more, you can read the whole report here.
[EN] Berlin Brandenburg 2040 was initiated by the Habitat Unit in cooperation with Projekte International and provides an open stage and platform for multiple contributions of departments and students of the Technical University Berlin and beyond. The project is funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation.
[DE] Berlin Brandenburg 2040 wurde initiiert von der Habitat Unit in Kooperation mit Projekte International und bietet eine offene Plattform für Beiträge von Fachgebieten und Studierenden der Technischen Universität Berlin und darüberhinaus. Das Projekt wird von der Robert Bosch Stiftung gefördert.