Projects on the Tempelhofer Feld
The Plattenvereinigung project serves as a study object and workshop for versatile formats of professional, cultural and socio-ecological education and communication.
Plattenvereinigung is a research and education project for testing sustainable ways of acting and forms of culture. To this end, it brings together actors from science, education, business, crafts and the arts to develop a universal culture of sustainability. The project serves the education for sustainable development and makes sustainable thinking and acting in the context of resource protection and understanding of history experienceable as well as in the sense of promoting a recycling culture anchored in society as a whole.
As a medium and meeting space, a future-oriented and completely de- and reassemblable recycled building was constructed from reused East and West German prefabricated building components, thus consciously integrating the significance of history and stories into the current discourse on sustainability in urban development, building culture, production and consumption. Plattenvereinigung takes the components of once visionary building culture from East and West and the results of today's urban redevelopment as an opportunity to deal with future forms of coexistence and the challenges of a post-fossil future in a multifaceted and critical way. Through the 'historically' incomparable act of reuse in a common architecture, history and the sensible use of resources become a tangible and sustainable experience on the basis of the building components, some of which originate from the Olympic Village in Munich and others from high-rise residential buildings in Frankfurt/Oder. The building of the Plattenvereinigung is thus structurally and thematically inherent in what it simultaneously makes visible and tangible as a medium.
The building serves as a study object and workshop for versatile formats of professional, cultural and socio-ecological education and communication. The formats are teaching building sites, vocational, technical and general education seminars, workshops, lectures and discussions, technical research, theater, art projects and interactive offers for general audiences as well as daily information work medially and on site. Plattenvereinigung is funded by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) as a project for "vocational education and public discourse on resource protection using the example of a model mobile recycling building in Berlin" and is supported by a large number of committed and renowned project partners.
From January 2010 to May 2011, the building was located in the "Peter-Behrens-Halle" of the TU Berlin, where it was developed in an experimental environment and constructed in the form of teaching building sites with trainees and students. Until spring 2011, the first part of the interdisciplinary program of professional and cultural events took place here in a "house in a house" situation. In May 2011, the building was moved to Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin, where the project took place until the end of October 2011 with a diverse program that was also funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb). On the Tempelhofer Feld, the building found a successor location as of November 2011, where it continues to be used as a project space for the development of projects and participatory sports offerings.