Sutherland Hussey Architects, working with GROSS.MAX, have been awarded the commission to design a new park and associated buildings on the site of Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport.
At over 400 hectares, the site will be one of the largest city parks in Europe. The existing 1.2 km long semi circular terminal building, which was part of Albert Speer’s masterplan for the 1930’s restructuring of the city, will be preserved as a key part of the over all urban strategy.
Sutherland Hussey Architects’ responsibilities will be to design the major structures within the park. These include; a 65m high artificial mountain which will house a climbing centre; a series of small coffee kiosks and three ‘cloud stations’ which transform existing telecoms and runway control structures to provide a spaces where visitors can relax and appreciate the skies above.
The central pavilion will be used as a visitors centre with café & exhibition space terminating in a raised platform from which the entire site can be viewed.