»urban:eden is an extremely well-conceived and complex work. The concept combines extensive systems, among others for the filtering and processing of air and rainwater, with a variety of urban infrastructure measures. The development of integrated strategies for reducing the burden on the urban environment will have a considerable influence on future urban planning concepts.«
Prof. em. Günter Horntrich
climate change in cities
300 mio. €
Cities are hotter than their surrounding area due to the high degree of soil sealing and the resulting urban heat island effect. This is intensified in the wake of climate change.
...people died in Europe from the consequences of the Heatwave in 2003: Especially at night, cities do not cool down and thus pose a health threat.
...the German insurers paid in 2018 for damages caused by storms and floods.
...a year the Berlin combined sewerage system flows over into the urban rivers during heavy rainfall causing massive fish mortality and water pollution.
solutions in a system
“The refuelling of the civic imagination with regard to urban spaces and their potentials often begins with proposing the seemingly impossible, but presents this as a concrete spatial utopia that can be realised and can manifest itself in the city.”