On the Ahornstrasse property in Berlin-Schöneberg, a place for a future-oriented community is to be created by densifying an existing building.

The property is located in the center of the city between Nollendorfplatz and Lützowplatz

Most of the property is sealed and reflects the idea of ​​a car-friendly city from the 1960s. This condition is exemplary for a number of buildings from this period.

The building will not be demolished, but gutted and preserved. The materials to be reused through the selective dismantling will be installed as far as possible in the future building (on-site recycling).

By means of redensification and revitalization of the existing building structure, 50% additional living space will be created, for a total of approx. 117 residents with a simultaneous increase in the green areas. The monotypical apartment sizes are expanded and enable a multi-generation residential project.

As a green center and social link, a communal kitchen garden will be created instead of the previously sealed outdoor space. Each apartment receives a small plot of the kitchen garden.

The planting is intended as a socially integrative process in which the participants - curated by a gardener and expert - plant and care for the plants themselves.

The measures include the following parameters:

Circular economy and resource-saving construction, enabling social ties and identification with the "Ahorngarten", improvement of health issues, exclusively regenerative energy supply.