client green berlin
  location tempelhof > berlin > germany
  consultants -
  value € 61 500 000
  description GROSS. MAX. with Sutherland Hussey Architects have been awarded the commission to design a new park and associated buildings on the site of the recently closed airport. At over 400 hectares, the site will be one of the largest city parks in Europe and is undoubtedly one of the most significant commissions to date for the Edinburgh based practices. Synonymous with Berlin before, during and after World War II the airport is still a key part of the city fabric. The existing 1.2 km long, semi circular terminal building was part of Albert Speer?s masterplan for the 1930?s restructuring of the city and will be preserved as a key part of the over all urban strategy. Sutherland Hussey Architects?s responsibilities, as part of the team, will be to design the major structures within the park. These range from small coffee kiosks to what we?re calling cloud stations. Each of the 3 could stations are proposed to transform existing telecoms and runway control structures into points in the park where visitors can relax and appreciate the skies above. Perhaps the most important structure within the commission will be a central pavilion which will be used as a visitors centre with caf? & exhibition space as well as allowing high level views over the entire site. The other large structure which is proposed is a 65m high mountain with a natural landscape exterior surface. Inside the structure will be a climbing centre for public use. The entire project, expected to cost around 61.5 million Euros, will be completed in 2017 with the opening of an International Garden Festival.