May 6, 2020

The future of Berlin TXL under discussion

What will actually happen when Tegel Airport closes? The 10th Public Site Conference gave a comprehensive insight into the after-use plans for the airport site in Tegel. Living, working, transport, digitalisation, culture… what is important for life in Berlin and all cities around the globe was discussed here. A detailed video documentation of the event is available on our YouTube channel. Those who could not be there can watch the entire event or pick out individual interviews or contributions. We hope you enjoy the event!


Prof. Dr. Philipp Bouteiller, Managing Director of Tegel Projekt GmbH, gave an overview of the after-use planning during a stroll through the 3D model of the new district. The first anchor users for the Urban Tech Republic have already been determined: the Beuth University of Applied Sciences and the Berlin Fire Brigade will move in here. The President of Beuth University Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Ullmann and Dr. Karsten Homrighausen, State Fire Director of the Berlin Fire Brigade, explained in an interview what they plan to do at the new location.
Important impulses on the topic of housing and housing construction in the Schumacher Quartier were provided by Jörg Franzen, Chairman of the Executive Board of GESOBAU AG and Maren Kern, Executive Director of the Association of Berlin-Brandenburg Housing Companies e. V. The importance that clubs, music and festivals should also have for the community in Berlin TXL and how cultural life could grow organically there was illuminated. Lutz Leichsenring, Board of the Club Commission Berlin, in an interview with presenter Sissy Metschke. There will be a cultural highlight, for example, with the sound art project “sonambiente berlin txl”. Festival directors Matthias Osterwold and Georg Weckwerth explained why the soon to be empty airport is particularly suitable for this.

Finally, the Future Talk provided answers to important political questions in a panel discussion. Katrin Lompscher, Senator for Urban Development and Housing; Steffen Krach, State Secretary for Science and Research in the Senate Chancellery; Christian Rickerts, State Secretary in the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Operations and Prof. Dr. Philipp Bouteiller spoke with Volker Wieprecht about the opportunities at the new location for science, business and housing.


May 6, 2020

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