Temporary Use and Urban Development in Berlin

Skate-parks in abandoned industrial estates, ponies grazing alongside the Berlin Wall, flea markets in disused warehouses, music and fashion in hard-to-let stores and climbing walls in empty building lots – scarcely a city in Europe has been so radically characterized by temporary use projects as has Berlin. Temporary use projects are increasingly of strategic importance for urban development, for space pioneers open up new development prospects at disused sites that defy the bounds of traditional urban planning. Combining a documentation of over 40 temporary use projects in Berlin with a series of essays and interviews, this book offers comprehensive insight into current discourse and proposes new guidelines for how temporary use projects might shape urban development


Publication Urban Pioneers, Jovis Verlag 2007
editor[nbsp] Senate Department for Urban Development, Berlin
In cooperation with SenStadt, Abteilung Stadt- und Freiraumplanung, Ref IC Beate Profé, Ursula Renker, Christine Kuhn, Stephan Bätz
Conception, coordination and editing K. Overmeyer in cooperation with H. Lauinger and T. Hauck, S. Frech, M. Wirth, G. Grandinetti, M. Neumann
DEsign Unverzagt Visuelle Kommunikation
Translation Jill Denton