Architecture as a mediator: Holzmarkt 25 Berlin

Lecture

Benjamin Scheerbarth is an urban planner trained at Harvard, a partner at the architectural practice Office Park Scheerbarth based in Berlin, and an instructor of sustainable planning and design at the Technical University of Berlin. Known for his innovative approaches to urban development, Scheerbarth’s work emphasizes sustainability and the integration of subcultures into architectural projects. His involvement in projects like Haus 2+, which won the Bronze prize at the Holcim Awards 2023 for Europe, showcases his commitment to creating vibrant and sustainable urban spaces that advance multiple aspects of sustainable development.

In his lecture at Mikser Festival 2024, Scheerbarth will focus about the intricate relationship between subculture, urban development, and architecture. Drawing from his experience at Holzmarkt 25, a former lumber port turned cultural district in Berlin, Scheerbarth explores how architecture can serve as a bridge between diverse subcultures and the urban environment.

He will reflect on the challenges and opportunities of integrating subcultures into urban spaces, emphasizing the role of architecture as a mediator that not only accommodates but also celebrates the unique identities and activities of different communities. Through the case study of Holzmarkt 25, Scheerbarth showcases how thoughtful design can foster a sense of belonging, interaction, and creativity within a vibrant cultural quarter.

Speaker: 

Benjamin Scheerbarth, urban planner, founder, Office ParkScheerbarth, Berlin [Germany]

Speaker: 

Benjamin Scheerbarth, urban planner, founder, Office ParkScheerbarth, Berlin [Germany]

Dorćol Platz - main hall

24. May

12.45 -13.30

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Benjamin Scheerbarth
urban planner, founder, Office ParkScheerbarth, Berlin `{`Germany`}`