Ex-Schönefeld terminals: Ideas competition for reuse completed

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Learn, work, exchange ideas - in a neighborhood with a high quality of stay: three renowned architecture and planning offices have developed creative and trend-setting concepts for the future use and design of the northern airport site. This marked a successful conclusion to an ideas competition launched by the airport company in August for the SXF 2.0 district at the former Terminal 5 of BER.

The airport company, which owns the space, was able to win over COBE Berlin, FABRICations and MLA+ for this competition. All three proposals are based on the history of the airport location and include the former Terminal 5 of the BER, for example as a research-related event location or space for cultural encounters.

The focus of the work is clearly on the broadest possible mix of uses for the commercial area, on congresses and meeting opportunities, prototyping and urban production, supplemented by temporary living and combined with art and culture. The future district is clearly geared towards ecology and sustainability. It offers flexible spaces for working and experimenting as well as green outdoor spaces with comprehensive options for relaxation, encounters and exchange. It is also important for all three offices to integrate the area into the municipality of Schönefeld in terms of both urban development and landscape.

“I would like to thank the offices involved for their commitment and their inspiring ideas. In all three drafts, exciting possible uses for this aviation location with its proximity to the airfield were identified. We see the concepts presented as very interesting, future-proof approaches for the further development of the area, which is still largely fallow,” says Aletta von Massenbach, Chairwoman of the Management Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH.

Former BER Terminal 5 (Photo: Berlin-Brandenburg Airport GmbH).
Former BER Terminal 5 (Photo: Berlin-Brandenburg Airport GmbH).