Transformation Laboratories


By: Habitat Uni, TU

Paul Girod und Greta Altenburger

Studio: “Translabs” WS 20/21

Prof. Philipp Misselwitz
Dr. Elke Beyer
Dr. Cordelia Polinna
Veit Vogel
David Bauer

Habitat Unit X Urban Catalyst X Hybrid City Lab

Like many small places in the former GDR, Großräschen is affected by a decreasing population and a high vacancy rate. Under the term “Urban redevelopment east”, apartment houses are being demolished to lower the maintenance costs. Though, there is a boom in building single-family homes in a different part of the city. The demolition leads to social fragmentation, has a huge ecological impact, reduces diversity and destroys a part of the local identity.
Could there be a possibility to reuse, rethink and repurpose these buildings in Großräschen? There needs to be a concept to transform the buildings and make them attractive again. We propose a process that activates and connects people. With the aim of creating ideas to preserve and transform collectively.


[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.

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