B-Part Am Gleisdreieck wins ICONIC Award 2020: Innovative Architecture

B-Part Am Gleisdreieck, the temporary pioneer building made of wood on the grounds of the Urban Mitte Am Gleisdreieck, was awarded with the independent seal of quality of international standing “ICONIC AWARD 2020: Innovative Architecture – Selection” in the category “Architecture: Special”. The two-storey wooden building was designed by Scharabi Architekten; the interior design and parts of the interior fittings were created by Supersupply Berlin. Established by the German Design Council, the award is the first independent architecture and design competition to take into account the interplay between the various disciplines. Read more

Setting the future course for the development of a new city neighbourhood

Additional planning security was achieved for the Urbane Mitte Am Gleisdreieck neighbourhood development through the development plan process. More details emerged about the interfaces between the Deutsche Bahn infrastructure (mainline and suburban railway) and the Urbane Mitte project. Further to the conclusion of the neighbourhood agreement with Deutsche Bahn regarding Development Plan No. VI-140cab (Baufeld Süd), the southern construction zone is likely to open in the fourth quarter of 2020. The parties involved (the State of Berlin, Deutsche Bahn and the Urbane Mitte) have jointly agreed a timeframe for the renewed participation of public authorities in respect of the development plan governing the northern construction zone of Urbane Mitte (No. VI-140caa [Baufeld Nord]) in the second quarter of 2021. This should ensure that the plans for the northern construction zone are on public display in the second quarter of 2022. At the end of 2019, Berlin’s Senate and Deutsche Bahn signed the financing agreement for the planning of the third construction phase of the S21 suburban railway line and station on the Urbane Mitte site.

The vibrant and welcoming Urbane Mitte Am Gleisdreieck city quarter with around 3,000 workplaces is scheduled for completion in 2025/26. A multifaceted mix of uses including office, commercial, gastronomy, retail, hotel, as well as cultural and sporting activities for all city residents will expand the Park am Gleisdreieck. Urbane Mitte Am Gleisdreieck will combine smaller service industries and work with art, culture and space for everyone. This is just one of the many reasons why Berlin’s Senate has classified the Urbane Mitte Am Gleisdreieck development as a place of importance for the entire city.

The pilot project “CityTrees” at B-Part Am Gleisdreieck

B-Part Am Gleisdreieck has become a location partner of the EU-sponsored “CityTree Campaign Tour” of Green City Solutions GmbH. At the end of April three biotech air filters, the so-called CityTrees, have been placed on the ground of the future Urbane Mitte Am Gleisdreieck to investigate the air quality of the area. More details in the blog on bpart.berlin.


Last week, the B-Part Am Gleisdreieck hosted a public information event of Grün Berlin for the election of a new advisory board for the Park am Gleisdreieck. Read more

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung as a guest in B-Part Am Gleisdreieck

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung visited the B-Part Am Gleisdreieck at the end of February for a one-day group excursion in the context of the seminar “Urban Planning Berlin.”
With the project “Berlin 2030”, the scholarship holders research approaches on the design of the city of tomorrow. Read more


“Exercise for everyone” is the idea behind the new outdoor training area, the B-Part Sports. It was opened on 23rd of February 2020 on the grounds of the Urbanen Mitte Am Gleisdreieck by sports ambassador Philipp Boy, sports department head Michaela Schulte and B-Part founder Marc F. Kimmich. Read more

Stadtteil-Forum Tiergarten Süd visits B-Part Am Gleisdreieck

The 32nd meeting of the Stadtteil-Forum Tiergarten Süd took place on November 5th at B-Part Am Gleisdreieck. As a transparent working committee of citizen participation, the Stadtteil-Forum Tiergarten Süd works in public, monthly meetings. The members deal with topics such as neighborhood & social affairs, building & living, public space & transport, education in the neighborhood as well as art & culture for the district region South Tiergarten. Read more

Urban Ideation Lab Summer School 2019

In the last two weeks of September, the International Summer School has brought a lot of life to the B-Part Am Gleisdreieck as they had to create a flexible and diverse concept for the public space. The result is a multifunctional interaction space, inspired by the ancient Agora, which was presented and celebrated in many variations during the graduation festival. More details in the blog on bpart.berlin.

U is for Urbane Mitte Am Gleisdreieck

The urban quarter of the future had an appearance at the 25th anniversary celebrations of Berlin Partner. Under the motto “25 years for Berlin: from A to future” [von A bis Zukunft], members of the network had the opportunity to creatively present their future theme in the form of a letter. It is obvious that “U” is for Urbane Mitte Am Gleisdreieck – but also for urbanity. An artistic version of the letter was designed as a wood and light installation for this evening. In the sense of sustainability, the modular construction can further be used as seating furniture in B-Part Am Gleisdreieck.


At the End of March 2019, the B-Part Am Gleisdreieck was ceremonially opened. This video summarizes that special day and shows the highlights of the panel discussion “Shaping Berlin’s Future” with inspiring guests. Enjoy watching! We are looking forward to your visit at B-Part Am Gleisdreieck.