Office Outing 2023 – Cool, cloudy, cheery

This year’s office outing was wet and chilly. We first travelled by train to Seelow-Gusow (Märkisch-Oderland district) in eastern Brandenburg. Our local coach driver provided us with anecdotes about the surrounding villages and landscape during the subsequent drive into the Oderbruch. The Oderbruch, which was formed during the ice age, is almost 60 km long …

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Kick-off New Branitz Baumuniversität

On 19 October 2022, in the presence of Klara Geywitz (Federal Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Construction) and Dr Manja Schüle (Brandenburg’s Minister for Science, Research and Culture), the official starting signal was given for the New Branitz Baumuniversität in Cottbus. The project is part of the federal programme “Adaptation of Urban Spaces to …

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Lake Parstein – A clear matter?

Lake Parstein, in the north-east of Brandenburg, is one of the few mesotrophic clear-water lakes of high quality in the country. According to the criteria of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), it has been in good condition for years. Nevertheless, under rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns in climate change, the marginal conditions in …

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Photovoltaics – Big potential for sunny prospects

In Brandenburg, the demand for suitable open spaces for photovoltaic systems is increasing. Many municipalities are currently literally overrun with inquiries regarding available areas from interested parties and project developers. This poses an increasing challenge to municipal and city administrations to manage the development in a sensible way and to answer important questions. Are the …

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New Branitz Baumuniveristät

Like many historic gardens, the Branitz park in Cottbus is also suffering from the consequences of climate change. Increasingly dry summers, unusually mild winters and more frequent storms are already causing massive damage to the tree population. To counteract this, the Foundation Fürst-Pückler-Museum (FFPM) is breaking new ground with the “Branitz Baumuniversität” project.

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Metropolengespräche: Ideas 2070, pt. 6

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Greater Berlin, the Architekten- und Ingenieurvereins zu Berlin-Brandenburg is holding several events to shed light on the past, present and future of the Berlin metropolis. In addition to the international urban planning competition “Berlin-Brandenburg 2070” and the current exhibition “The Unfinished Metropolis”, urban development …

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100 Years Greater Berlin

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the city of Berlin, the Architects and Engineers Association of Berlin-Brandenburg opened the exhibition “Unfinished Metropolis: 100 Years of Urban Development for Greater Berlin” on 30.09.2020. The exhibit shows exemplary places, projects and plans which have shaped and changed the metropolis in the last hundred years.

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