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MUDD 21 - City Visions II

Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Living in Green Oasis

Miao Nijin + Ren Yanfei + Wang Qi + Xu Jingwen The central backbone of the project is a new street network that connects the existing pedestrian bridge to the east and west portions of the site; new buildings along this bridge will contain a commercial and neighbourhood function. In the north-south direction, the street will be developed to contain commercial functions and a marketplace to promote movement along a commercial corridor that links to the train station. The west side of the site emphasises public and communityoriented functions, while the eastern site emphasises residential neighbourhoods. Each block will contain a “landmark building,” which will provide community space in the ground floor to support resident needs. To the south, a green promenade connects major green areas on site.

To reduce construction costs of affordable housing, container housing is supplied which has an expandable function to accommodate future resident needs. Buildings will limit private space and promote shared spaces, especially for laundry, storage, and kitchen uses – all located on the ground floor. The parcels will be developed by non-profit developers, namely Baugruppe (construction group), Miethäuser Syndikat (rental housing syndicate) and Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft (housing cooperatives).

Urban design framework

Geothermal heating system Geothermal heat

Sustainable technology proposals


Water recycling system

Mudd folio final 02 mar 2016  
Mudd folio final 02 mar 2016  

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