One place, two approaches to solutions
Option 1: a new village for Marzahn
Option 2: recasting the space with an urban planning edge
Process diagram
Implementation Element: After School Club
Urban planning detailed design

Citizens’ Park or Citizens’ Village?

Over the past twenty years Marzahn-Hellersdorf has been subject to radical structural change. Recently an increase in the number of school pupils has been noticed that opens up new development perspectives. Through a cooperative review process Urban Catalyst studio designed two spatial scenarios that link the construction of a new after school club with a new beginning for the central district development: while the school complex in the first scenario is laid out as part of Marzahn Citizens’ Park, the second, more detailed scenario integrates the school into a new citizens’ village. The historical village structure of Marzahn is reinterpreted within the housing estate and proposed as an experimental site for the IBA Berlin 2020.