2014 – 2018

Funding: German Research Foun­da­tion (DFG)

Concept:

James Hobrecht’s devel­op­ment plan for Berlin’s expan­sion from 1862 is a recur­ring (often nega­tive) refer­ence in plan­ning history and the basis on which the inner city was created and is based upon until today. The inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research project aimed at illu­mi­nating the ideas behind and the real history of the plan(s) in an inte­grated way. The focus was on:

1) the plan’s logic as an urban growth frame­work (Chair for Urban Design & Urban Devel­op­ment),

2) the devel­op­ment of urban space with regard to the robust­ness of the growth frame­work (Chair for Urban Trans­for­ma­tion), and

3) the urban space as a work of archi­tec­ture and its cultural, histor­ical and artistic value (Chair for Urban Heritage).

Attri­bu­tions of value, spatial devel­op­ment and plan state­ments were combined in the term “Hobrechtian Berlin” in order to do justice to the multi­di­men­sion­ality of the object of inves­ti­ga­tion. At the same time, this complexity was reflected in the combi­na­tion of urban-morpho­log­ical analyzes with inves­ti­ga­tions into mission state­ments, social values, and compa­rable 19th-century Euro­pean urban plan­ning. Thus, local insights into the urban struc­ture of Berlin were set into the Euro­pean context of the time, histor­ical and method­olog­ical knowl­edge gained and Hobrecht’s contri­bu­tion to urban plan­ning reeval­u­ated. In addi­tion, the plan was exam­ined as a control and regu­la­tion instru­ment under changed condi­tions of the 19th Century. The revis­iting of the under­lying design deci­sions deep­ened the under­standing of the devel­op­ment of urban plan­ning disci­pline in a signif­i­cant way: By looking at the built city to this day, it is possible to view the history of ideas and real history over a long period of time. In addi­tion, a contri­bu­tion was made to current debates about the Euro­pean city and its common heritage, and crit­ical reflec­tion was encour­aged.

LAB (or the Kartogra­phie­ver­bund as prede­cessor insti­tu­tion) was involved in carto­graphic work on the research project. It was based on the Berlin geodata inven­to­ries of the map collec­tion, infor­ma­tion levels of the city — espe­cially histor­ical maps — digi­tized and inte­grated the data in a geographic infor­ma­tion system. Based on this fund of advice, concep­tion and imple­men­ta­tion of the carto­graphic compo­nents of the research project to data output (analog and digital). The maps and visu­al­iza­tions were included in various publi­ca­tions.

Partner:

FG Städtebau & Sied­lungswesen, Institut für Stadt- und Region­alpla­nung (ISR), TU Berlin

FG Bestand­sen­twick­lung & Erneuerung von Sied­lung­sein­heiten, Institut für Stadt- und Region­alpla­nung (ISR), TU Berlin

FG Denkmalpflege, Institut für Stadt- und Region­alpla­nung (ISR), TU Berlin

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Teaching / Courses

SS 2011 Stegreif MA SRP & UD: Mapping das Hobrechtsche Berlin I – Cerda meets Hobrecht, Lecturers: Million/Brück/Calbet i Elias

SS 2012 Stegreif MA SRP & UD: Mapping das Hobrechtsche Berlin II – Auf der Suche nach Hobrecht in Neukölln, Lecturers: Million/Brück

WS 2015/16 MA-Project SRP & UD: Housing for the MASS – Old Ideas, new Forms of Urban Living, Lecturers: Million/Bentlin/Calbet i Elias

Publi­ca­tions

Dolff-Bonekämper, Gabi / Million, Angela / Pahl-Weber, Elke (Eds.) (2018): Das Hobrechtsche Berlin. Wach­stum, Wandel und Wert der Berliner Stadter­weiterung. DOM publishers, Berlin.

Bentlin, Felix (2017): Under­standing the Hobrecht Plan. Origin, compo­si­tion, and imple­men­ta­tion of urban design elements in the Berlin expan­sion plan from 1862. In: Plan­ning Perspec­tives. ISBN (Print): upcoming print publi­ca­tion in 2018. DOI (Online): https://doi.org/10.1080/02665433.2017.140848

Calbet i Elias, Laura / Hutterer, Florian / Uttke; Angela (2013): 150 Jahre Hobrecht­plan. Die wiederkehrende Frage nach dem großen Plan. In: AK Städtebau SRL „Der Große Plan. Aktuelle Beiträge zum Städtebau.“ Berlin. S. 123–126. ISSN 0936–0778.

Bentlin, Felix (2012): Raum­schule Neukölln – Architek­turver­mit­tlung durch Mapping im Hobrecht’schen Berlin. In: PLANERIN 5/2012: Pixel, Bits & Netzw­erke, S. 43–44.

Uttke, Angela / Brück, Andreas / Hein­rich, Anna Juliane (2012): Mapping Hobrecht Neukölln. In: Bezirk­samt Neukölln von Berlin (Hrsg.): QUER/STRASSE. Die Schüler­work­shops 2012 zur Sanierung der Karl-Marx-Straße. Projek­t­doku­men­ta­tion, S. 6–13. Zugriff unter http://www.aktion-kms.de/files/schuelerworkshops_2012.pdf

Rhede, Chris­tiane / Hutterer, Florian / Herold, Stephanie / Calbet i Elias, Laura (2011): Bebau­ungs- oder Frei­flächen­plan? Die Rolle des öffentlichen Raumes bei Hobrecht. In: Flecken / Calbet i Elias (Hrsg.):  Der öffentliche Raum? Sichten, Reflex­ionen, Beispiele. Berlin 2011, S. 95–106.

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Tech­nische Univer­sität Berlin

Fakultät VI – Planen Bauen Umwelt
Institut für Stadt- und Region­alpla­nung (ISR)
LABOR K //// K LAB
Hard­en­bergstr. 40A
Sekre­tariat B10
D – 10623 Berlin

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