Is the promise of yesterday today’s future ?


Post-capitalist city idea competition | move. With Claire Terrien. Not selected. Results.

Once upon a time was a society dreaming fast. Black gold was promised to last forever. In most big cities ring roads were built. In Berlin, because of the division, only half of the ring was built…

Once upon a time existed a forgotten place, an unused paradise garden situated next to the S-Bahn Ring. A few years ago, a cultural association started to use it for cultural events. To rent this place was made possible because the city reserved it for infrastructure development. Since the completion of the city ring has been promised, the cultural area might have to make room…

The idea is to build a Tankstelle (gas station) in anticipation of the eventual future infrastructure.  Under this roof the cultural association will continue to propose public events. The Tankstelle roof design is intended as Do-It-Yourself. This gas station of the future is not only a Tankstelle but also a Tankszene (refill stage), performing for people.

If the promise gets fulfilled, the place could adapt to the new ring road, hosting a mix-use of refillment and culture. The place will become an important urban gate.

Is the promise of yesterday today’s future ?

Leave a Reply