Two of Scotland’s leading design firms have won an international competition to transform Berlin’s famous Tempelhof Airport. GROSS. MAX. with Sutherland Hussey Architects have been awarded the commission to design a new park and associated buildings on the site of the recently closed airport. Additional images of the winning entry are available after the break.
At over 400 hectares, the site will be one of the largest city parks in Europe and is undoubtedly one of the most significant commissions to date for the Edinburgh based practices. Synonymous with Berlin before, during and after World War II the airport is still a key part of the city fabric. The existing 1.2 km long, semi circular terminal building was part of Albert Speer’s masterplan for the 1930’s restructuring of the city and will be preserved as a key part of the over all urban strategy.
Daniel Reiser, Project Leader at Gross Max said: “this is the culmination of several years successful work on competitions in Berlin and we are very pleased to have won this commission to design one of the most important and unique projects in Europe.”
For Sutherland Hussey Architects this win is another high profile international commission to add to several commissions gained in China over the past few years.
The project, expected to cost around 61.5 million Euros, will be completed in 2017 with the opening of an International Garden Festival.