Open space planning competition 2022: Entrance square

Bird's eye view of Siemensstadt Square in Berlin

Entrance and "face" of Siemensstadt Square

The future entrance area of Siemensstadt Square will be the "face" of this new Berlin urban district. The entrance square of over 20,000 square metres, will lead into the district via the Siemens Boulevard. This is where visitors will arrive once the Siemensstadt S-Bahn station is back in service. In addition, two new office buildings are being built on the entrance, as well as a public information pavilion, where interested parties and residents can discover interesting facts about developments in Siemensstadt Square.

Competition participation of six landscape architects

The next step is the concrete design of the entrance area. For the design of the eastern entrance to the city, Siemens, together with the state of Berlin, announced a realisation competition, in which six landscape architecture offices are now taking part.

The landscape planners address the design, the layout and the selection of the necessary materials, surfaces and colours - including planting and the climate-friendly adaptation to heavy rainfall events with appropriate rainwater management.

The special challenges include the design of public spaces, such as green or open spaces, as well as the connection to the existing road and cycle path network.

Competition area: The ideas part (yellow) and the implementation part (red and orange) are the areas that will be publicly usable in the future and in whose design the citizens can participate.
Competition area: The ideas part (yellow) and the implementation part (red and orange) are the areas that will be publicly usable in the future and in whose design the citizens can participate.

Involvement of the public

Since the start of the project, the public and local stakeholders have repeatedly been involved in the design process. Once again Berliners were asked for their ideas for the design of the entrance square at the future Siemensstadt S-Bahn station, and the content of the information pavilion. This took place in the run-up to the competition via the participation platform mein.berlin.de.

The online dialogue ended with the Citizens' Forum on September 28th, 2022, where interested citizens and Siemens employees had another opportunity to contribute their wishes and ideas for the preparation of the open space planning competition.

2023: Winning design and exhibition

At the beginning of 2023, a top-class jury will decide on the designs of the architectural offices and choose a winner. As in the previous competitions, all designs will then be presented in an exhibition.

We keep you updated about the further development.