Tuesday 11 October 2011, 6.30 pm
Berlin Tegel airport building,
Tegel Terrace in terminal A, 3rd floor
The discussion will be broadcast on the
Inforadio (rbb) programme on 93.1 MHz
on Sunday, 16 October 2011 at 11am
TXL+ Berlin Masterplan
On 11 October 2011, Hans-Joachim Paap (Associate Partner) will take part in a round table discussion on the post-airport design concept for Tegel Airport. The result of the round table discussion on possible post-airport scenarios will be broadcast on the Inforadio (rbb) programme on Sunday, 16 October 2011 at 11:05 hours.
Berlin has ambitious plans for the decommissioned Tegel Airport. It is intended that the location be used to create a "cradle for ideas for the city of the future". Currently, Tegel Projekt GmbH is working on detailed implementation plans to develop the site into a national centre for urban technologies starting in 2013. It is hoped that companies with a strong research connection, as well as university departments will be drawn to the site. A likely candidate is the Beuth-Hochschule für Technik (University of Applied Sciences), which wants to move from Wedding to Tegel with at least a proportion of its roughly 11,000 students.
The following issues will be discussed: Is Berlin in need of another high-tech business park? What are the prerequisites for a location that is attractive to both science and commerce in equal measure? What stimuli are required in order to effectively encourage research-oriented companies to move to the site? What are the costs of such a large project and what are the financial benefits of these investments for Berlin?