On the Spree Canal, in the immediate vicinity of the Sprengelkiez in Berlin’s Wedding, “Berlin Decks” is being built – a BEOS project, the new quarter for knowledge transfer and collaboration. The abandoned industrial area will be turned into a sustainable quarter in which future-oriented ideas are born and new synergies are created. The operators want to shape the world of tomorrow together with future tenants. It is to become an experimental field for companies that is embedded in a lively and inspiring campus architecture. Classic everyday office life will be combined with flexible co-working. Lots of space, green oases and retreats stand for new forms of collaboration. It should start next year. Until the construction work starts, the hall areas will be opened for temporary use and should be a meeting point and place of creativity right from the start.
Shining vision in the festival
In order to make this vision known and to introduce it to the neighbors in the neighborhood and to all interested parties in a playful way, the initiators approached the creative team of the Festival of Lights. It was important to them that the historical identity as well as the past and future innovative strength of the place become visible. For this demanding task, the light artists really went to great lengths. You have created a light and video show that plays with the past of the former Thyssen-Krupp factory premises, shapes and colors. The facades become a gateway to the past and future of the future campus. With a time machine it goes back to the year 1912. Steel is cast, rolled and sparks spray over the facade when locomotives, the steel horses of the industrial age, are born in the halls. But the time machine also enables a glimpse into the future. A creative and sustainable place emerges from the historic locomotive factory. A place of innovation, of togetherness, which should bring a green future in balance. A special spectacle that jumps back and forth in time will also delight the light enthusiasts of the Festival of Lights.