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Schöneberger Südgelände Park, Berlin

Design Photography

Schöneberger Südgelände Park is an historic rail yard that has been remediated and naturalized into a public park.

Designer: Odius Group
Location: Berlin, Germany
Year: 2008-2009
Published: Landezine

 The Tempelhof switchyard, a typical derelict railway site, was gradually scaled down after the Second World War and completely shut down in 1952.

The Tempelhof switchyard, a typical derelict railway site, was gradually scaled down after the Second World War and completely shut down in 1952.

 In the space of just 50 years a diverse, species-rich natural oasis developed in the heart of a major city, with rich dry grassland, jungle-like woodland and herbaceous vegetation. 

In the space of just 50 years a diverse, species-rich natural oasis developed in the heart of a major city, with rich dry grassland, jungle-like woodland and herbaceous vegetation. 

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 Thanks to the efforts of many concerned citizens and with the financial backing of the Allianz Environmental Foundation, this magical place was made accessible to the general public. 

Thanks to the efforts of many concerned citizens and with the financial backing of the Allianz Environmental Foundation, this magical place was made accessible to the general public. 

 Several buildings and constructions from the site’s previous life as a switchyard remain, including the “Brückenmeisterei“ (an administrative building) and a water tower.

Several buildings and constructions from the site’s previous life as a switchyard remain, including the “Brückenmeisterei“ (an administrative building) and a water tower.

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