Our vision for Berlin-Brandenburg 2070 is divided into strategies on four levels: XL, L, M and S. At each level we deal with the technological, ecological and social development of substances. development that defines the city and its context.
Our proposal goes beyond Brandenburg, it is global and overcoming the ecological crisis is the focus. Berlin in 2070 must be climate-neutral, self-sustaining, clean, green city. This is achieved through a combination of technological solutions and a return to the principles of nature.
The main strategies include developing circular economies, promoting urban agriculture to reduce dependence on imported goods, and preventin expansion of development with simultaneous densification of existing centers, the strengthening of the transport connections with high-speed railways and a water network as well as the promotion of the reforestation with simultaneous establishment of a closed wood production process for sustainable building.
But the most important strategy for the future is the social one. Our vision of the Urban
Commons is addressed by zooming in.
The idea of the Urban Commons places people and the environment at the center of urban development in the coming decades and beyond. The challenge in the age of social decadence and automation is the fragmentation of the social fabric through massive layoffs and even the suppression of entire industries.
In order to avoid this catastrophe, it is important to start now with the different assessments of human resources. To create a new social model, we examine the old root of resilient communities: a collaboration between individuals, a co-ownership condition, and
a shared microeconomy driven by the conservation of common goods in the form of ecological resources.
Our proposal emphasizes the development of the city around the idea of the Urban Commons: an accessible, open, democratic platform that provides all the necessary resources for people to shape the city by themselves. Our goal is to promote and strengthen DIY culture and innovation, core features that make Berlin a world capital of creativity and multiculturalism.
Our aim with this proposal was to promote democratic access to the city and it’s potentials using architecture as a equalizer and an engine for sociocultural development.