For policy-makers and investors, it is the Horror: A construction project, where each must from the beginning have a say, no, even. They fear Chaos, endless debates, and greed without end, conflicting interests, never to reconcile. At Alexanderplatz, it is now so far: the GDR-a ruin called the house of the statistics. Had abgekaufte the Land of Berlin, the Federal government, the us red-Red-Green this stated in the coalition agreement to the sample case for the new basis of democratic participation. In the game most of land between the barn area and the TV tower are 32 acres of value.
On Wednesday evening will be three with the citizens, developed the drafts for the design of the site are up for discussion. It's a huge project with a new building at the Otto-Braun-Straße to the town hall center, 300 apartments cheap Rent. Place for business, for clubs, initiatives and artists. "Experimental living arrangements". The whole on approximately 70000 square meters. And the house of the statistic itself is also renovated.
two-year process of discussion on civil society's diversity
Almost silently had balanced a countless number of workshops, working groups and conferences of the various interests in the struggle for the Area. Two years that lasted. And lo and behold: It is. In any case, plan is the time. By the end of next year, the building permit should be issued. After that, the Work could begin. In any case, by Using the Baustadtrat Ephraim Gothe (SPD) says.
town hall of the future
Gothe is not to approve only the plans. He plans to self in the Block, the "town of the future" for the middle. An open town hall, it should be in the lower floors of the private carrier receives: Including consultations for debtors, and the homeless, in the Block, Yes, also spaces are planned. A childcare facility is provided, and a canteen, to receive in Parts in the evening hours as a Restaurant guest. A round-the-clock open town hall almost, because there will also be rooms for events.daily mirror people order your Free copy of All things new. One of the plans, which will now be presented to the citizens.Photo: Gregor Lehmann
Also, showers for the employees, there will be in the town hall. Comfort with ulterior motives: As many employees to require on your bike to relieve the traffic in the middle of it. The benefits of dust to the residents of the district: less fine. The open city hall is to politicize the people in the neighborhood, so the hope. The new district Council will be housed here, including their committees – politicians to the touch or at least respond. As the home of "local democracy", it should be.
life is Better together, happy in the city
How radically different this Block should be, teaches a conversation with city activist Maria Muñoz Duyos. The Spaniard is involved in the planning process for the redesign and collects ideas from people from the neighborhood. By "identity," "Aesthetics of labour" and "sustainability" speaks Muñoz Duyos life, the goal of your work brings you to the point: "Better with each other and happy in the city." Yes, she says, the blade is safely romantic. But make no mistake: In Madrid, Muñoz Duyos has redesigned three quarters according to this principle. Like in Berlin, she has formed working groups with residents and ensured that a cross section is represented in all strata and professions. A city for all it's supposed to be – and not just for some, whether or not now is for activists or capitalists.
And although the Alex are so many so much, and yet fundamentally about the plans talked, argued, and thought, not a bad word to the procedures of the housing society Mitte (WBM) – on the contrary: "We are on schedule," says managing Director Jan Robert Kowalewski. 300 apartments, the state-owned company is built on the Site, half to the cheap Rent, between 6,50 per square meter. In addition rooms that are suitable for a variety of uses: for artists, as well as for initiatives of seniors, young people, Yoga and theater groups, clubs and activists, for cafes, Clubs and Restaurants – in short: civil society's diversity in a nutshell: for the civil society's diversity, Berlin is so dazzling. With ready-made ideas, the designers of the WBM would not far. "Agile" should proceed. Here, a single Investor can't do just 70000 square meters of the local rental space. Here is an up to date two years of debate over the process of splitting of the surfaces, their structure, use, as well as networking with new impulses, the concepts have been adapted and improved. "Professionalism" to certify the WBM of the "Initiative of the house of statistics" in the control of this process.
company and the city of new
Thief invent the success of the so far quiet on the way to the building permit sailing project, the Baustadtrat of the neighboring district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg will be happy. Florian Schmidt (Green) was one of the founders of the "Initiative of the house of statistics", before he assumed political responsibility. Nothing less than "the society and the city re-invent" will Schmidt and the house of the statistics is the vehicle to achieve this. The participation of the many groups of the civil society long before the first sketches for the design of the site a completely different way of operating was to throw off the model as a "just rental space for the commercial". According to this new model, Schmidt wants to remodel the whole of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
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