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MUDD 21 - City Visions II

Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Health Kiez

Wang Mengqiong + Zhang Yichao The Health Kiez revolves around healthy living in the city, healthy lifestyles and specialised health care by bringing together the necessary physical, social and support infrastructures for residents and the city. The concept is based on a Green Loop that provides supporting urban infrastructure for both physical and psychological health, offering extensive green spaces for recreation and relaxation, walking and cycling, sports and exercise. This loop will connect multi-generational residential development and the future expansion of the hospital to become a health and research centre on a city scale, specialising in care for the elderly and chronically ill children. As a link to parks and sports complexes within the site, the Green Loop encourages physical health by making a healthy lifestyle more accessible, while also forming a social space for

encounters and communication; fostering a sense of belonging as an element of psychological health. On the perimeter, residential blocks are inspired by the urban fabric on Anton-Saefkow Street. These are four to six storeys and feature large open courtyards. A range of housing choices is provided through apartments that are aimed for inhabitants of all ages and incomes, from students to couples to families and seniors. Some apartments will be allocated for affordable housing through cross-subsidies and simple construction methods. Temporary housing units for refugees will be provided on the parking lots on the Ella-Kay-Street and Lilli-Henoch Street. These will be built from recycled shipping containers, aimed to be sustainable and affordable.

Grellstraße

Storkower-Straße

B

B’

A

Lilli-Henoch-Straße

Anton-Saefkov-Park A’ Anton-Sae fko

w-Straße

raße

Ella-Kay-Straße

Diesterwegstraße

P1

Greifswalder-St

Ernst-Thälmann-Park

Danziger-S

traße

Urban design framework

Green surfaces Private spaces: green and open Surfaces: green and open Cultural institutions Kindergarten Sport field Technical infrastructure Administration Playground

Landscape typology

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