Category: Wild Urban Woodlands

Two cultural layers

To maintain the visibility of the remnants of the railway history in the face of the powerful natural dynamics, selected railway relics such as the sig­nals and the old turntable were restored. The many paths set in the old tracks are a permanent reminder of the cultural foundation of the nature development of the Sudgelande. […]

Implementation of the model

Figure 1 shows the Natur Park Sudgelande today, after significant imple­mentation of the master plan. A few new elements were added to our plan­ning during the implementation phase, including additional paths and the integration of works of art in the nature park. Access concept Starting from the park’s main entrance at the S-Bahn station Priesterweg, […]

Natur-Park Siidgelande: Linking Conservation and Recreation in an Abandoned Railyard in Berlin

Ingo Kowarik, Andreas Langer Planning Group OkoCon & Planland Introduction The particular political situation in Berlin between 1945 and 1989 had sig­nificant effects on the development of nature in the inner city. In the west­ern part of Berlin, urban development ran in slow motion for four decades. In contrast to other parts of war-torn Europe, […]