Elisabeth-Schwarzhaupt-Platz, Berlin

Client: Bezirksamt Mitte von Berlin
Period: 2005-2006
Dimension: 1 ha
Location: Berlin-Mitte

The design of a modern, urban plaza is a homage to the former Stettiner Bahnhof. The plan makes references to quotes about the history of the place.

“But every now and then it was also Arendsee or Heiligendamm and it went off there from Stettiner Bahnhof. It is, I think, since that time that the dune landscape of the Baltic Sea appears to me here on Chausseestraße like a fata morgana, leaning only on the sandy yellow colors of the station building and the image of a horizon that opens behind its walls without a barrier.”

Walter Benjamin