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May 13 2011

Gross Max and Sutherland Hussey win Templehof park competition
Edinburgh based landscape designers Gross Max and architects Sutherland Hussey have seen off 78 challengers to secure a £54m commission to redevelop the site of Berlin’s Templehof Airport.

Proposals call for the creation of a new park on the sprawling 280ha site, alongside construction of a new pavilion and the retention of the famous 1930’s terminal building, designed by Albert Speer.

Jurors were swayed by the “innovative” aspects of the pairs designs, which include fruit gardens and apiaries for bee hives in what will be one of the largest city parks in Europe.

City officials had originally called for a Matterhorn style mountain to be erected on the site, an ambition which will be met in part by Dutch practice Eelco Hooftman who will build a 60m artificial hill for climbing enthusiasts.

The project is due to complete in 2017 to coincide with Berlin’s International Garden Festival.


Roger Emmerson
#1 Posted by Roger Emmerson on 16 May 2011 at 16:52 PM
Among many other matters architectural, history is not Urban Realm's strongpoint. Templehof was designed by Ernst Sagebiel.
I'm Albert Speer
#2 Posted by I'm Albert Speer on 16 May 2011 at 17:10 PM
Nor yours Rog, Templehof was commissioned by Albert Speer and formed an integral part of Speer's master plan for Berlin.

The architect in charge of the project was Ernst Sagebiel
Roger Emmerson
#3 Posted by Roger Emmerson on 17 May 2011 at 16:59 PM
My point, exactly, I think. Neither the understanding of plain English nor architecture seems to be a feature of this site.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#4 Posted by Frank Lloyd Wright on 17 May 2011 at 17:20 PM
Roger - you are correct.

I only come here for the spam in the comments threads now.

MMM spam
I'm Albert Speer
#5 Posted by I'm Albert Speer on 17 May 2011 at 21:12 PM
You won't know the subtle difference Rog, of course never having designed a building yourself.............but the job architect, or architect in charge, rarely designs.

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