Schönefeld © Günter Wicker / FBB
Schönefeld © Günter Wicker / FBB

Ideas competition for Quartier SXF 2.0 concluded

Published: 05 December 2023, 16:00

Three renowned architecture and planning offices have developed creative and trendsetting concepts for the future use and design of the northern airport site. The designs presented detailed exciting potential uses for this aviation site with its proximity to the airfield. The unifying heading for the offices “Learning, working, exchanging” outlines the different ideas for a district with a high quality of stay. This marked the successful conclusion of an ideas competition launched by the airport company in August for Quartier SXF 2.0 at BER’s former Terminal 5.

The airport company, which owns the space, was able to attract COBE Berlin, FABRICations and MLA+ for this competition. All three proposals relate to the history of the airport site and incorporate BER’s former Terminal 5, for example, as a research-related event venue or space for cultural encounters.

The focus of the work is clearly on the broadest possible mix of uses for the site, which has an commercial character, on conference and meeting opportunities, prototyping and urban production, supplemented by temporary housing and combined with art and culture. The future district is clearly oriented towards ecology and sustainability. It offers flexible spaces for working and experimenting as well as green outdoor spaces with extensive relaxation, meeting and socialising offers. All three offices are also keen to involve the Schönefeld community in the site in terms of both urban development and landscape.

The next step will involve the airport company taking a close look at the submitted concepts and working out an development and implementation strategy for the site. All of the three offices’ ideas will be drawn upon and further developed according to their marketability. The results of the ideas competition aim to form the basis for the further urban development of the 37-hectare site, on which an innovative and sustainable district will be gradually created over the coming years.

Selected visualisations of the offices for download:



COBE Berlin

Quartier SXF 2.0 Site plan


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