On Tempelhofer Feld
Benjamin Deboosere/Wouter De Raeve

Interviews: Markus Bader, Eric Corijn, Kenny Cupers, Lieven De Cauter,
Roeland Dudal, Andrej Holm, Markus Miessen, Philipp Oswalt

Two Volumes: 120 pp., text book + 320 pp. picture book
with ca. 1.000 black/white illustrations

Leipzig May, 2016
ISBN: 9783944669649
Edition Number: 1

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Language(s): English

Benjamin Deboosere, Wouter De Raeve

Tobias Wenig

Tempelhofer Feld, the former inner-city airport of Berlin, has for several years been the stage for an ongoing contestation at all levels of society. The question of what to do with such an immense open space of four square kilometers in the middle of the city has unleashed an unprecedented chain of actions and reactions.

On Tempelhofer Feld does not formulate yet another alternative design for the field. Instead, it searches for a nuanced and multilayered interpretation by means of a photographic documentation of the site and conversations with academics and spatial professionals. By going through the field’s recent history, situating it in the context of Berlin’s turbulent past, laying out the socio-demographic situation of the surrounding neighborhoods, focusing on urban development, and discussing master plans that “weren’t meant to be,” On Tempelhofer Feld reflects on the interaction between spatial practice and pressing societal concerns.