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Aedes Network Campus Berlin

yoshiharu tsukamoto, atelier Bow-Wow, in discussion with Christopher Dell, musician and theoretician, and matthias Sauerbruch, architect.

public Debate with Stefan Behnisch, Behnisch architekten and tony mcLaughlin, Bro happold, in the anCB courtyard

public Debate with Dr. Robert annibale, Citigroup, new york, peter Claussen, BmW group and Dr. edward Schwarz, holcim Foundation

architect Rem Koolhaas and philosopher peter Sloterdijk converse on architecture, urbanism and philosophy

greg hise, historian, niklas maak, FaZ newspaper, Roger Sherman, architect, and peter tokofsky, getty museum, during a public Debate Book presentation by andreas and Ilka Ruby, Ruby press

architect Csar pelli talking to anCB Director Kristin Feireiss while visiting with a delegation of yale University trustees

Colin Ripley, Ryerson University toronto, contributes to the Urban playScapes debate

Regula Lscher, Director of Urban Development of the City of Berlin and Dieter Kosslick, Director of the International Film Festival Berlin

pRovIDIng a UnIqUe ShaReD pLatFoRm FoR ContempoRaRy URBan DISCoURSe

Students from yale University present to review panel which includes their professor David Chipperfield anCB Director Kristin Feireiss gives an introduction at a public Debate 3

Reception in the anCB garden. the background shows the BmW guggenheim Lab under construction.

mISSIon Statement

bates and design studios, we are dedicated to further exploring and promoting the role of our city making professions as Cultural Communicators.

For more than three decades Aedes Architecture Forum, the architecture gallery, has been exhibiting and publishing internationally acclaimed, pioneering architects and urban designers. Building upon this expertise, in 2009, founding directors Kristin Feireiss and Hans-Jrgen Commerell established the Aedes Network Campus Berlin (ANCB). Located in the centre of Berlin, ANCB draws from the manifold resources this city provides. The citys often painful and difficult, but also fascinating history has lead to a unique array of urban challenges and answers. Vast undefined spaces, and a rare openness toward temporary uses and experimentation: Berlin today can be viewed as a metropolitan

ANCB challenges experts of citymaking to tackle current urban issues. Together we redefine the key questions and create synergies across disciplines.
Increasingly, our urban environments are impacted upon as much by abstract global economic, political, social and climatic phenomena, as by tangible local phenomena. Consequently, architects, designers and planners need new tools and approaches that combine the knowledge from different disciplines and across sectors.

laboratory in itself and at ANCB we seize this opportunity!

ANCB is a metropolitan laboratory offering universities from around the world a shared platform on which students, researchers and practitioners from architecture, urban planning and

the anCB URBan ChaLLengeS: SenSoRy envIRonment

the city is an intense sensory affair; always lit up, always the noises of man and nature to hear, always smells to enjoy and hate. as urban populations have increased dramatically, is it time to strike a new balance between what is technologically possible and what is environmentally sustainable, functionally necessary and humanly healthy? and in that context, what is designs potential for a more conscious perception and enjoyment of these sensory surroundings?

related disciplines come together with industry, governance and the public. Together we contribute to the understanding of our urban environments and respond to the challenges we all face.
Hans-Jrgen Commerell, ANCB Director, introduces a Public Debate in the Design & Politics series

We believe the solutions for our future lie in the potential of new technologies and materials and the opportunities these advances may generate for changes in our human behaviour. At ANCB we challenge architecture and indeed also urban design and planning, as disciplines, to serve as Cultural Communicators. We raise awareness of critical urban issues in the public discourse, and we facilitate interdisciplinary processes, which are fundamental to the envisioning of effective responses to the urban challenges of our times. In our daily work, in our extensive programme of public de-

the anCB URBan ChaLLengeS: moBILIty

Urban mobility concerns not only modes of transportation but also the social and cultural movement patterns that they influence, both within and between urban regions. how do we examine and appreciate this interdependency? how will relationships between private space, workspace and common social space influence mobility? and how will mobility manifest itself physically in the future?

hyBRID IDeaS FoR the URBan FUtURe

anCB is a Knowledge Resource that continuously generates fresh and innovative ideas ranging from positions on urban challenges, to working methods, processes and mechanisms for city making, to detailed design proposals for buildings, spaces and products of the future city, rooted in case-studies from Berlin.

At ANCB we collect knowledge, edit knowledge, produce knowledge and we share it.
This knowledge is characterised by innovative ideas. We call them hybrid-ideas, because they result from collaboration across sectors and disciplines. As an organisation ANCB is independent, accessible and flexible. ANCB is many things to its many collaborators: anCB is a Space of alternative education for architecture students and academics from universities worldwide. At ANCB alternative approaches to designing the city are developed and tested. Our design studios focus on real urban issues and connect participants to their peers from other disciplines, thereby challenging existing habits of design. anCB is a platform for collective observation

the anCB URBan ChaLLengeS: SeCURIty

an increased need for security, whether perceived or real, often turns public spaces into mere theatres of safety: public spaces where behaviour is observed by surveillance technology and interaction confined by gates and barriers. Can designs response keep pace with desires for increasing degrees of security? and what is the impact on the overall growth of the city?

and discussion around critical issues facing the city. This platform is accessible to all urban protagonists: from residents, to professionals who are involved in making urban spaces, buildings or products, and also to all those who manage and guide city transformation. anCB is a think-tank for non-university entities that wish to undertake joint enquiries into urban and architectural topics with specialists and leading practitioners from other vocational fields, such as governance, industry, research and design. anCB is a network, both established with leading international representatives from the fields of architecture education and practice, urban design, construction and building product industry, urban governance, art and urban culture; and growing with professionals representing the social and political sciences, health, sciences, among many others.
3 Architects Matthias Sauerbruch and Frank Barkow as Design Studio guest critics, discuss with students from Universidad Europea de Madrid

anCB appRoaCh
the anCB URBan ChaLLengeS: WateR
new infrastructures are required to deal with rising water levels, sudden and torrential rain, water shortages and polluted run-off into drinking water supply. meanwhile water consumption continues to grow; water remains a cherished recreational amenity especially during hot summers and freezing winters; and it carries emotional, symbolic and mystical significances for urban residents. Design must facilitate the integration of these varying demands.

We Use Design as Our Modus Operandi For us the process itself is the key: Rather than focusing on the preparation of a refined and elegantly functioning end

Both the relentless urbanisation of the world and on-going climate changes threaten to make urban living unsustainable. At ANCB we have condensed these critical challenges into ten themes, which help to define, guide and organize our work: Heritage, Security, Migration, Mobility, Resource Consumption, Orientation, General Welfare, Sensory Environment, Water, and The Commons.

product, our approach to design focuses on sophisticated processes and methods of thinking and communication. As a multi-faceted discipline Design is perfectly suited to bringing together knowledge from diverse sources. Relying on visual information, design has the potential to synthesise, envision and communicate all at once.

The solution for the urban future lies in the closer connection of two key aspects: human behaviour and new technology.
We View Human Behaviour as Key for Change We ask questions about behaviour because we understand that addressing these critical issues successfully depends as much on changes in the behaviour of urban populations as it does on new design, infrastructure and technology. Behaviour stems from decisions, which in turn are influenced by positions, values, and desires. Governance supports certain political, social, and cultural actions that have an impact on the spatial organisation of our daily lives at home, at work, and everywhere in between.

We Learn from Berlin The study of actual urban fabric and situations generates rich insights that compliment the datasets of urban research. The global is evidenced in local, on-the-ground situations and manifested at the scale of the urban block and its typologies of buildings and public spaces. Berlin is particularly appropriate for such fieldwork. The

exciting and painful experiences that have rendered Berlins urban fabric, have made it a repository of wide-ranging ideologies and approaches to city making.

We Share Ideas and Knowledge We want to influence. We want to expose and critique the ideas and knowledge created at ANCB. Thus we record and archive the knowledge collected, tested and debated. We recall it again and again to revise it or to connect it with new enquiries, and we make it publicly available. Our archive is not static. Rather, it is a living and growing open source

We Explore the Potential of Innovative Materials and Advancements in Technologies We monitor and evaluate the potential offered by new materials and technologies. Advances in these fields continuously change architecture and design in many ways. New materials impact the way we build, and technological advances have the potential to change our behaviour: how we move through and interact within urban spaces.

knowledge-base that advances city making in terms of meaning, language and method.

We Draw from the Unique Expertise of Aedes When the Aedes architecture gallery was founded in Berlin over 30 years ago it was the first time that contemporary architecture and its urban environment were presented in such a comprehensive way for public consideration and public questioning. ANCB continues in that tradition: we be-

We Make the Discourse an Interdisciplinary Collaboration In order to be addressed effectively, critical issues must become politically relevant and to be politically relevant, the public must champion them. Thus they must be debated in an open and knowledgeable manner. We bring together the knowledge of industry, research institutes, education, politics/governance and the wider public.

lieve that traditional architecture training no longer suffices for the complexity of our urban situations. We therefore advocate for a more comprehensive view of our discipline and advance the public discourse about the future of the city.

anCB aCtIvItIeS

issues our cities are facing today - and the debates indicate possible directions for our response.

The activities at ANCB fall into the following four categories:

As a Symposium My Knowledge Space: A Public Library for the 21st Century The New Berlin Library as Prototype. Prior to the competition phase for the new library on the former Tempelhof airport field, ANCB initiated an occasion in May 2011 to discuss this proposed project with the Berlin Senate for Urban Development and the Central and Regional Library of Berlin.

the anCB URBan ChaLLengeS: geneRaL WeLFaRe

Urban environments play a key role in the health and general wellbeing of urban residents, from toddlers to seniors. how can architecture and urban design best ensure that our homes, neighbourhoods and entire cities help in alleviating personal physical and mental health issues? how can we alleviate collective social illnesses brought about through spatial segregation and poverty?

University Design Studios public Debates Collaborative Research projects advanced Studies programme for Urban Design

University Design Studios Using this format, university teachers and their students explore a defined urban challenge through specific case study sites and/or building typologies in Berlin. The content of these University Design Studios is either independent (cor-

International experts of library science, architecture, sociology, culture, industry and politics debated the role of the library in the public domain of a global city, library concepts for the new media age, and its location and urban interface.

We facilitate enquiries amongst our collaborators from industry, governance, research and education.
responding to the programme of the respective university) or integrated (corresponding to the ten urban challenges identified by ANCB). The studios are enriched with lectures, site visits and urban tours tailored to the specific case study. In addition the studios may draw from the results generated by previous design studios.

As a Once-Off Debate Atelier Bow-Wow: Architectural Behaviourology. In March 2010 Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow Wow presented the Atelier Bow-Wow concept of behaviour in architecture (people, climate and building) as a recurrent theme in the creation of space,

effectively synthesising human life, nature and the built environment. Matthias Sauerbruch and Christopher Dell joined him on stage to draw out participant aspects of his thesis.

Rem Koolhaas - Peter Sloterdijk: An Architectural-Philosophical Debate, November 2011 This philosophical-architectural dialogue took place in No-

University Design Studios Thus Far More than 50 University Design Studios have taken place to date. The most popular topics include temporary urbanism; the Berlin S-Bahn Ring as multi-functional infrastructural spine for new urban activities; and building and open space typologies for contemporary modes of urban life.

vember 2011. It stands within the glorious tradition of both disciplines attempting to solve the complexity of the world in an encyclopaedic knowledge. The Dutch star-architect Rem Koolhaas and the German starphilosopher Peter Sloterdijk conversed about biographies and ambitions, about metropolises and provinces, about sustainability and futurology, about Europe and crises. The event was collaboration between ANCB and The Netherlands

public Debates This format offers short and provocative presentations that jumpstart the debate between peers, in the presence of a public audience. Whether as single events or as a series, our public debates are not about showcasing projects or portfolios. Instead key figures from politics, design, policymaking, and governance, take on topics ranging from climate change to the social fragmentation of urban societies. Our debates aim at generating an understanding of the complexity of the

Embassy in Berlin.

As a Series Design and Politics: The Next Phase. This 7-part podium debate series was co-conceived with Henk Ovink, Director of National Spatial Planning, Netherlands Ministry for Infrastructure & Environment, and supported by the Netherlands Architecture Fund and the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin. It ran from January 2011 to

February 2012 and involved almost 70 participants, mainly from the Netherlands and Germany, from fields including architecture, urban planning, governance and policy development. With moderation by Henk Ovink, each debate focused on a challenge facing cities and explored the most urgent responses necessary in the intentions, respective roles and responsibilities and the processes of designing and planning our contemporary cities. In a follow-up collaboration, an 8th summation debate took place in April 2012 at the NAI in Rotterdam, as part of the opening programme of the 5th Rotterdam International Architecture Biennale. Later in 2012 a design studio
Spatial planner Henk Ovink moderates a debate on climate change with Reiner Nagel, Berlin Senate, Edzo Bindels, architect, Paula Verhoeven, politician, Antje Stokmann, landscape architect, and Han Meyer, architect, during the Design & Politics series

the anCB URBan ChaLLengeS: ReSoURCe ConSUmptIon

We need to mitigate against the impacts of irreversible global warming, while still accommodating reasonable living standards. architecture, urban design and product design must harness the potentials of innovative materials and technologies for a wiser consumption of resources energy, water and agricultural land. For our future it is essential that all users of buildings and city space develop a more conscious behaviour of consumption.

will apply the outcomes of the entire series to the real case study of the Berlin-Brandenburg urban area, and the series will end with a discussion around these outcomes. A publication will document and share the results.

advanced Studies programme in Urban Design This format offers practising architects, urban planners and designers a chance to add to their skills by delving deeply

Collaborative Research Our Collaborative Research brings together specialists from academia, institutes and industry, in order to explore a particular architectural or urban question. This format undertakes research over a one- to three-year period with tailor-made enquiry strategies that include a combination of surveys, reviews, debates, design-studios, and written papers. Each research process is structured into the following four steps: Observation, Conceptualisation, Presentation and Evaluation. The outcomes of each step are then collated, summarized, reflected upon and written up in a research file, which is continually added to as the research studio progresses.

into a particular subject. Participants attend lectures and undertake a design studio project on a part-time basis in either the Autumn or the Spring academic semester. Courses and studio classes are taught by leading specialists in the respective subject area. Participants are selected based on their statement of interest and a portfolio of their work.

Performing the Smart City: Applying Knowledge, Process and Technology to the Form of the Future City. While focussing on the general smart city concept, this programme will place particular emphasis on the roles of user behaviour and technological management for performatively implementing smartness. Weekly modules in Urban De-

The City Lights Project This ANCB Zumtobel research project uncovers contemporary international projects relevant for the improvement of the future city. Through debates, converstations and a materclass design studio, exemplary ideas, insights and project examples are highlighted and discussed. Included are not only large scale lighting master plans (plans lumires), but also small projects, public and private, with innovative potential for taking city lights into the future. What does it mean to illuminate the city and its architecture today?

sign Theory and Energy and Environment will inform a core Design Studio module. Participants will develop proposals for case study sites in Berlin. The programme will run from September to November 2012.

anCB anD ItS CoLLaBoRatIng paRtneRS

Collaborating with governance and Industry City design increasingly is a collective task for many fields. Through our activities at ANCB we are continuously expanding our network and thereby adding new layers of expertise.

ANCB integrates its collaborators into a high-profile international network of current and future pioneers in city-making.
the anCB URBan ChaLLengeS: CULtURaL heRItage
each chapter in the story of urbanisation has inherent socio-cultural and political values and customs. these are supported by both the pre-existing and the new physical infrastructure of the city. as each chapter overwrites the next and policy decides the ruins to keep and those to let go of, can the input from design become as significant as policy itself and go beyond imagining the adaptation of these infrastructures?
Collaborating with Universities and Research Institutions Worldwide Educating the Global Architect was the title of the inaugural symposium of ANCB, held in April 2009. It instigated a discussion among representatives of some of the worlds leading universities about the changing demands on the training and education of architects and indeed everyone else involved with city design in todays global context. Future strategies and approaches were discussed and foundations were laid for international and trans-disciplinary collaboration. This international collaboration is now well underway in the daily work at ANCB. Also discussed and subsequently established was the continuous exchange between participating universities. By participating in new and innovative research our projects simultaneously generate and critique ideas: in discussion with the public and with peers, in design-studios together with talented international students and passionate practitioners. Partnering with ANCB generates public exposure, both to an informed public audience and an international group of specialists. Currently 15,000 subscribers receive our ANCB electronic newsletter.

While we began collaborating mostly with universities, recent projects have included representatives from the fields of sociology, product and industrial design, health and the neurosciences. We also reach out to all levels of governance and continuously involve the public: individuals, associations and interest groups. ANCB offers a unique base for the integration of the social, the ecological, the political and the societal realm with the physical realm.

The ANCB courtyard with the BMW Guggenheim Lab in the background BmW guggenheim Lab: a Collaboration in 2012 ANCB acted as the local collaborating partner for the BMW Guggenheim Lab. After New York in 2011 and before Mumbai in 2013, Berlin was the second stop of this global initiative.

The potential of our specific approach and the early success of ANCB were quickly recognised. As a result we were invited to participate at the International Architecture Education Summit in 2011, which discussed making architecture education more relevant for the 21st century.


University Collaborators: Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau Architectural Association, London Arizona State University, Tempe Berlage Institute, Rotterdam Berlin University of the

Collaborators from Institutes: Alfred Herrhausen Society, Berlin Amman Institute for Urban Development, Amman Austrian Cultural Forum, Berlin Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin BMW Guggenheim Lab, Berlin Senate Chancellery, Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development, Berlin Cassiopeia Foundation, Dusseldorf Central and Regional Library, Berlin Charit, Berlin City of Groningen, Groningen Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin Fraunhofer FIRST, Berlin Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Potsdam Getty Museum, Los Angeles Georg-Simmel-Centre for Metropolitan Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin German Research

the anCB URBan ChaLLengeS: mIgRatIon

as people migrate by force or by choice, for asylum, for well-being, for lifestyle, for economic opportunities from low-skilled to high-skilled their cultural traits, ideas and spatial practices diffuse along with them. migration thereby creates and modifies our physical landscapes. how do we recognise, respond to and harness the potentials of migration-induced spatial and social transformations?

Arts, Berlin Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin Columbia University, New York cole Spciale dArchitecture, Paris Elbe-Elster Secondary School, Herzberg Escola da Cidade, So Paulo Humboldt University, Berlin IE Business School, Madrid Iowa State University, Ames Korea National University of Arts, Seoul La Trobe University, Melbourne Leipzig University of Applied Sciences,

ANCB, the metropolitan laboratory is for me the place to explore, test, reflect, confront and collect my questions regarding the issues around design and politics in our urbanised world.
Henk Ovink is Director of National Spatial Planning, The Netherlands Ministry for Infrastructure and Environment

Foundation, Bonn Goethe Institute, Munich, The Netherlands, Canada Heinrich Bll Foundation, Berlin Hermann von Helmholtz Centre for Cultural Technologie, Humboldt University,

Berlin Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, Zurich Inpolis, Berlin Japan Foundation, Cologne Kleine Baumeister, Berlin Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Potsdam Netherlands Architecture Fund, Rotterdam Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and

Leipzig Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Metropolitan University, London Nagoya City University, Nagoya National University of Ireland, Maynooth Neisse University, Wroclaw Peter Behrens School of Architecture, Dusseldorf Politecnico di Milano, Milan Pratt Institute, New York Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology,

the Environment, The Hague Pfefferwerk Foundation, Berlin plattformnachwuchsarchitekten, Berlin Secretaria Municipal de Habitao de So Paulo, So Paulo Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore Tempelhofer Freiheit, Berlin embassies of: Austria Brazil Denmark Japan Mexico The Netherlands Portugal Singapore Spain Switzerland Taiwan

Melbourne St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, St. Petersburg Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich Technical University Berlin, Berlin Technical University of Lodz, Lodz Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Universidad Anhuac, Mexico City Universidad de las Americas, Puebla Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City University of Applied Art, Vienna University of Applied Sciences Lausitz, Cottbus University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Potsdam University of California, Los Angeles University of Limerick, Limerick University of Kentucky, Lexington University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg University Teknologi Mara, Malaysia The Why Factory, TU Delft, Delft Yale University, New Haven Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich

Collaborators from Industry: Arcelor Mittal Arup Foresight Axor Hansgrohe BauNetz Media BMW Institute for Mobility Research BMW Group Bulthaup Buro Happold Busch-Jaeger cine + Citibank Doppelmayr ekz Service for Libraries EPEA, Hamburg Kling & Freitag Minimum Modulor Schco International Steelcase Transsolar KlimaEngineering vitra Zumtobel

Continous Support and Research partners: Cassiopeia Foundation, Dsseldorf, Germany Zumtobel Lighting, Dornbirn, Austria


the anCB team

advisory Board At ANCB we have been fortunate to benefit from the many long-standing relationships with many gifted and motivated individuals from around the world, who advise on the detailed development of our enquiry programmes. matthias Sauerbruch (Chairman) Stefan Behnisch olafur eliasson

Kristin Feireiss

hans-Jrgen Commerell

ine Ryan

Christopher Dell Lukas Feireiss Zaha hadid Christoph Ingenhoven thom mayne markus miessen Wolf D. prix

Dietmar Leyk

Dunya Bouchi

Christina Delius

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg Deyan Sudjic

Kristin Feireiss, Director, founded the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin in 1980. In 2009 she co-founded ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory together with Hans-Jrgen Commerell. Among many other positions she served as Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute from 1995 - 2001.

Hans-Jrgen Commerell, Director, has a background in photography and communication. He has been co-director of the Aedes Architecture Forum since 1994 and co-founded ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory in 2009.

matthias Sauerbruch

Stefan Behnisch

olafur eliasson

the anCB URBan ChaLLengeS: oRIentatIon

our orientation in cities and buildings depends on codes and clues designed into spatial form. poor design or limited user-reference hinders ease of orientation. equally, over-simplification of form can make for dull places. how should we strike the balance, especially in this era of digital navigation technologies, which arguably impact our intuitive spatial orientation skills?

ine Ryan, Programme Manager, is an architect and spatial planner. She is co-director of make use architects, based in Berlin and Dublin.
Christopher Dell Lukas Feireiss Zaha hadid

Dietmar Leyk, Research Manager, is co-director of lwa wollenberg architects. He has taught at the ETH Zrich and at the Berlage Institute Rotterdam.

Dunya Bouchi, Programme Coordinator, is a cultural historian. Prior to joining ANCB she worked in the field of development cooperation in Damascus, Syria, for the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

Christoph Ingenhoven

thom mayne

markus miessen

Christina Delius, Editor, educated as an urban planner, has worked in the United States, Honduras and Germany. Her primary focus has been on urban policy research and planning in developing countries.
Wolf D. prix Ursula Schulz-Dornburg Deyan Sudjic 15



The ANCB facilities are located next to the Aedes Architecture Forum in the former Pfefferberg brewery in Berlins Mitte

The ANCB studio is a space that inspires creative exchange between students, professionals and the public.
district. Our space comprises of 200m2 wrapped around a

the anCB URBan ChaLLengeS: the CommonS

the concept of the Commons has come to the forefront in the context of a sense of absence of any political collective and an erosion of the traditional hierarchy between formal public and private space. how should city design respond? Where can we find the true public realm of the city today? What is its purpose and what physical spaces support it from the formal to the informal, from the public to private?

400m2 garden. It functions as an auditorium and as a subdividable studio equipped with 40 individual workspaces, full printing and internet facilities and an open kitchen.

A caf connects the ANCB studio space with the Aedes Architecture Forum. In-house guest apartments overlook the garden from an upper floor, while several independent hostels nearby provide affordable accommodation for participants.

The surrounding area is well served with bars, restaurants, supermarkets, and parks. Bike-hire possibilities abound and the nearby Senefelderplatz underground station connects the Pfefferberg area to Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz and the entire Berlin metropolitan area.
Design Studio participants at work in the ANCB studio

Contact ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory Aedes Network Campus Berlin Christinenstr. 18-19 10119 Berlin Tel: +49 30 282 70 15 Fax: +49 30 283 914 66


Participants of TU Delft Design Studio discuss with Winy Maas in the ANCB garden



architecture professors Wolf D. prix, matthias Sauerbruch and odile Decq at the aedes architecture Forum, during the Inaugural Symposium of anCB the metropolitan Laboratory

anCB programme manager ine Ryan discusses with arnold Reijndorp, University of amsterdam, during a public Debate

Christopher Dell, musician and theoretician, performing in the anCB garden to Design Studio participants exhibition of various Design Studios on the new public library at the tempelhof airfield

Berlin motion exhibition, showing the proposals by the University of applied arts, vienna, prepared during the Design Studio on the cinema as future public space

Duncan Wilson, arup Foresight, presenting during opening session of a Design Studio

Students from cole Spciale darchitecture, paris during their Design Studio maria teresa Diniz, So paulo municipality, presents the paraispolis Favela to Design Studio participants

hubert Klumpner, Urban-think tank, and marcos Leite Rosa, architect, present the results of the Re-act Lab Design Studio anCB Director Kristin Feireiss discusses the city with children during an anCB Junior Campus

18 Design Studio participants collaborate in the anCB studio

anCB Research Coordinator Dietmar Leyk discusses with his students from the Berlage Institute Rotterdam and photographer Jan Bitter


The Aedes Network Campus Berlin is partnered by

Cassiopeia Foundation Zumtobel