What is Save Berlin?

Save Berlin is a collection of architects and other creative people interested in exploring what makes Berlin such an amazing place, to live, work and create.

Our kick-off event was a three-day festival of art, music, film and performance in November 2009 in Stattbad Wedding, a former swimming pool. We had three floors of exhibitions, live performances, installations, films, food and drinks, and a healthy discussion about how to preserve and promote the best of Berlin as the city speeds into the future.

See press coverage of the SAVE BERLIN events in November 2009.

The exhibition displayed artwork celebrating Berlin and visionary schemes for its future. Architects and artists revisited the city's past, challenged the present and showcased their alternatives for the future - in the form of concrete proposals. In addition, a panel of designers and city planners discussed and debated strategies for planning the city's future.


The enthusiastic response to our events in November have inspired us to turn our focus to a specific place in the Berlin. We propose an Ideas Competition for Moritzplatz, an overlooked site in Kreuzberg. We're inviting artists, architects and any other interested groups to propose ideas for how to revitalize this once thriving area, and specifically looking for proposals that team designers with community groups to get more people involved in the process.