ACTIVE RECONSTRUCTION: REFERENCING THE YEAR 1716
Design proposal for the competition on the open space design around Humboldtforum
Design by Urban Catalyst for the competition "Temporary Open Space Design in the Palace Area. Berlin Mitte District", September 2006. Awarded 2nd prize
20.000qm X 5 Years
Concept for the Use of the Remaining Basement of the Palace of the Republic According to current plans the basement will be filled in with 200.000 tons of sand in order to stabilize the basement and prevent upward movement once the building has been demolished. Technically only one tenths of this mass is actually required. The proposal argues that instead of spending 2 million Euros on an unnecessary action, the money could used to fund cultural programs on the site for at least five years.
Exhibition and symposium on new ideas for Berlin's Palace area.
17 July – 26 August 26, 2005, Palast der Republik, Berlin
A project within Volkspalast - Der Berg.
The exhibition's production was supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
SPACE PIONEERS BERLIN
Exhibition on urban development by temporary use.
April 1. - 14., 2005, Galerie Platform, Berlin
Commissioned by Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung, Berlin
In cooperation with Studio UC - Klaus Overmeyer und Cet-0
FUN PALACE BERLIN 200X – CULTURAL CENTRES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
International conference in the former Palast der Republik, 15 – 17 October 2004, inspired by Cedric Price’s 1961 vision for a Fun Palace, to discuss future development concepts for the building.
Curators: Philipp Misselwitz, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philipp Oswalt, Stefan Rethfeld Made possible by Hauptstadtkulturfond Berlin, The British Council, The Canadian Centre for Architecture Montréal, The Canadian Embassy in Berlin and archplus.
STRATEGIES FOR TEMPORARY USE
International Conference on temporary use in european metropolises.
Café Moskau, Berlin, April 2003
Enabled by the 5. Framework Programme by the European Union.
Exhibition of ideas for cultural temporary use of Palast der Republik (Palace of the Rebulic) November 13 - 17, 2002, Staatsratsgebäude, Berlin
Enabled by the 5. Framework Programme of the European Union.
In cooperation with Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung BpB, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Landesbüro Berlin
REALISATION CONCEPT FOR THE TEMPORARY CULTURAL USE OF THE PALACE OF THE REPUBLIC
Authors: Studio Urban Catalyst, TU Berlin, 2002
As part of their research project at TU Berlin Urban Catalyst developed a feasibility study for the temporary cultural use of the former foyer of the Palace of the Republic. The study responded to the end of the lengthy process of de-contamination, which had removed all asbestos internally and left the building stripped to its structural core. The study comprised a use concept, a management organisation and a budget for necessary internal works.