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The Berg, Berlin, Germany

Monday 09 Nov 2009

Making mountains

The Berg by Strange but true in Berlin, Germany
The Berg by Strange but true in Berlin, Germany The Berg by Strange but true in Berlin, Germany The Berg by Strange but true in Berlin, Germany The Berg by Strange but true in Berlin, Germany
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12/11/09 lu, NYC
they are insane!! i know Berlin I lived there for 8 years. The city does not need a "berg". they are many "architectural bergs there which could need a nice renovation project..."
Berlin has beautiful lakes, the Tier garten... Isn't enough nature???
12/11/09 Fede, Madrid
Is this possible?. Where would you get the tons and tons of material to do this?.
12/11/09 JRG, Auburn
Is another part of Berlin proposing an equally monumental hole?
12/11/09 Arch. Alejo Serrano, Buenos Aires
A really original idea. It would be great to create a new skyline to a city by changing its scale as this project proposes. Would be amazing to be able to go skying in Berlin in 10 years.
12/11/09 nils, triesenberg
this is the best project for Berlin-Tempelhof.
Hope it will get realist!

11/11/09 James, Summerland
This is a stupid idea. At a time when the world faces a multitude of complex problems the thought of expending vast quantities of resources on such a folly is discraceful.
11/11/09 ricardo, Puerto Rico
Enriches the landscape in a wonderful way.

Why not?

ricardo, Puerto Rico

Is this the peak of architecture in Berlin? 

Sitting atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh it is possible to see a complete 360 degrees of the city encircling the 251m peak in the Scottish capital. It is a feature which makes Edinburgh quite unique, and could be the inspiration behind German architect Jakob Tigges' concept design for The Berg.

The 35 year old has proposed a 1000 m high mountain be 'constructed' where the recently closed Tempelhof airport currently stands in Berlin, to create the world's greatest man-made icon...and a tourist attraction like no other. His concept suggests that The Berg would be snow covered from September to March offering the perfect skiing climate.

The concept has already garnered the support of almost 3,500 fans on Facebook and has been widely published in the German press. While the project certainly seems outlandish, Tigges manifesto illustrates a clear intention to break boundaries: "While big and wealthy cities in many parts of the world challenge the limits of possibility by building gigantic hotels with fancy shapes, erecting sky-high office towers or constructing hovering philharmonic temples, Berlin sets up a decent mountain… Hamburg, as stiff as flat, turns green with envy, rich and once proud Munich starts to feel ashamed of its distant Alp-panorama and planners of the Middle-East, experienced in taking the spell off any kind of architectural utopia immediately design authentic copies of the iconic Berlin-Mountain."

You can see more images of The Berg and details of the project's support at www.the-berg.de

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Status Concept design
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Strange but true

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