Humboldt Jungle

Jungle
saves
Humboldt
Forum

A jungle for the Berlin Humboldt Forum!
The Berlin Humboldtforum, named after the Humboldt brothers, will become a world center for culture and is housed in the reconstruction of a historical palace.
We designed a hanging garden with lianas overgrowing the Prussian palace and a tropical forest for its roof.

Jungle
replaces
Concrete

The story: Badly damaged during WW2, the Berlin City Palace was blown up in the communist era. At its place came the “Palast der Republik”, a building for state representation, that was then demolished after the reunification of Germany.
What can we do as long as the Baroque elements of the Humboldt Forum façade are missing – and there is still freedom and space for appropriation?

Green façade: © Hybrid Space Lab Original image: © Stiftung Berliner Schloss – Humboldtforum / Architect: Franco Stella with FS HUF PG

Humboldt
Jungle

Humboldt Dschungel is more than the greening of a façade.

Humboldt Dschungel lets “grass grow over” and reconciles with the layered historical wounds of this place.

Green façade: © Hybrid Space Lab Original image: © Stiftung Berliner Schloss – Humboldtforum / Architect: Franco Stella with FS HUF PG

Humboldt
Dschungel

Humboldt Dschungel refers to the interdisciplinary approach of the Humboldt brothers.

By means of a ‘jungle’ covering Humboldt Dschungel dis-covers Humboldtforum and opens it up for the Dialogue of Cultures – in reverence to the naturalist and dis-coverer Alexander von Humboldt.

Green façade: © Hybrid Space Lab Original image: © Stiftung Berliner Schloss – Humboldtforum / Architect: Franco Stella with FS HUF PG

“With the moving of the Dahlem Museums the castle will become a modern museum; a Humboldt Dschungel could give him some of Humboldt’s spirit.”

Christoph Heinrich, World Wide Fund for Nature WWF Germany, Deputy Executive Director, Chief Conservation, 29-01-2016.

Green façade: © Hybrid Space Lab Original image: © Stiftung Berliner Schloss – Humboldtforum / Architect: Franco Stella with FS HUF PG

newspaper
TAZ
8 July 2015

TAZ, die Tageszeitung, Brigitte Werneburg, Bestechendes Bild, 8 Juli 2015
TAZ, die Tageszeitung, Brigitte Werneburg, Bestechendes Bild, 8 Juli 2015

newspaper
DIE ZEIT
18 February 2016

DIE ZEIT, Werner Bloch, Ist das die Rettung, 18 Februari 2016
DIE ZEIT, Werner Bloch, Ist das die Rettung, 18 Februari 2016

newspaper
Berliner Kurier
20 February 2016

Berliner Kurier, Stefanie Hildebrandt, Berliner, wollt ihr ein Dornroschen-Schloss,   20 Februari 2016
Berliner Kurier, Stefanie Hildebrandt, Berliner, wollt ihr ein Dornroschen-Schloss, 20 Februari 2016

Original image: © Stiftung Berliner Schloss – Humboldtforum / Architect: Franco Stella with FS HUF PG

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