Planning of the parkland

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The open spaces of Tempelhofer Freiheit will not remain the way they appear today. Their current state represents only a point of departure for future development. The lack of pathway connections, limited offerings for children and the elderly, and a minimal infrastructure are among the site's current shortcomings.


The goal of the open space development is to create a park landscape that satisfies the diversity of the population's demands. The parkland will have a strong appeal and become an outstanding, modern example of 21st century open space. A high level of design quality is therefore of particular importance. To ensure this high creative level was reached in the planning of the future parkland, a multi-stage competition was held under the joint auspices of the Senate Department for Urban Development and Grün Berlin GmbH.

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In the course of an international landscape design competition, a jury selected six designs out of 78 total entries and presented these to the public. As the institution offering the project contract, Grün Berlin GmbH subsequently entered negotiations with the firms that had created each of the six competition designs. In April 2011, this resulted in the conclusion of a contract with the firm selected. The winner was a British team that included GROSS.MAX., a landscape architectural company, and Sutherland Hussey Architects.


The development of the Tempelhof parkland has sparked substantial popular interest. Citizens were involved in the planning process from the beginning, participating in discussions, surveys and visitor monitoring. The project will retain this participatory character as it goes on.

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Free time in the open air

Exercise, take a long walk or just relax. Tempelhofer Freiheit offers plenty of space for a wide variety of activities.