Project   IGA Berlin 2017 – The Belt
Client   Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung Berlin
Grün berlin GmbH
Location   Berlin, Germany
Planning period   2013
Service   Planning / Competition (Lph 2)
Cost   17 million Euro
Area   20 ha
Awards   Recognition Award

Kienberg Hill, the heart of the garden festival IGA 2017, is located in the interface between two neighborhoods: a landscape park with a variety of exhibition gardens and a wetland zone along a small creek. Kienberg Hill, with its height of 102 meters, is the highest hill in Berlin and serves as a visual link between neighborhoods but one that nonetheless disconnects them physically. The proposed introduction of “the Belt”, a looped pathway around the foot of the hill, is a minimal intervention that connects the neighboring areas and allows each to be developed in a manner that respects its individuality, diversity and needs. An observation platform on top of Kienberg Hill allows visitors to enjoy the view during the garden festival and beyond.

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