*Humboldt Forum

Alexander von Humboldt developed the idea that all nature is connected, and pioneered concepts of sustainability.

Today, the Humboldt Forum that has his name is without any green space whatsoever.


Jungle Magic

Only a few construction projects in Germany are more controversial than the rebuilding of the City Palace in Berlin.
With a bold plan, the Dutch professor Frans Vogelaar knows how to break the stuck debate.

Design Zone

Transforming the facade of the Humboldt Forum into a living organism.
The special art edition of DER TAGESSPIEGEL, the German newspaper, publishes interview on the changing role of design in times of crisis.

Humboldt Volcano

A vertical jungle in a greenhouse pavilion clings to the Berlin Humboldt Forum. A trail leads from the underground to the roof of the Humboldt Forum, opening up stacked gardens and pop-up restaurants dedicated respectively to world flora and world cuisines.


Alexander von Humboldt & greenTOPIA @ MakeCity

New Worlds Rüdiger Schaper, author and head of the cultural department of the Berlin "Tagesspiegel" presents his biography on Alexander von Humboldt during our Studio Talk @ MakeCity, we present greenTOPIA. "Cities dealing with the effects of climate change are already having to rethink their public spaces in fundamental ways. Landscape Architects are already remixing their classical [...]

Berlin becomes Baroque

In Deutsche Bauzeitung the author Bernhard Schulz, who is editor in the culture edition of Tagesspiegel Berlin publishes an article on the reconstruction of the Berlin City Palace. The article also refers to Humboldt Volcano.

1 September-1 October 2017


Crossing Border

Humboldt Volcano is exhibited at the Crossing Border | Border Crossing, International Festival of Intermedia in Hong Kong. Humboldt Volcano, a hybrid building and vertical garden, is such an ‘inter-media’, as it opens up and enables the appropriation of the Berlin Humboldt Forum by an international multicultural public.

Hong Kong Jockey Club, 9-22 October 2017

greenTOPIA @ MakeCity

Green & The City We are honored to join Sir Peter Cook, architect and writer, founder of Archigram. We will present greenTOPIA.   "MakeCity the Festival for Architecture and Urban Alternatives in Berlin brings together architect, planners, civic groups and developers ia a city wide conversation on thinking and making city differently. MakeCity in 2018 [...]

Humboldt Dschungel Berliner Kurier PRESS

A new green proposal for the design of the facade of the Berlin city Palace causes a lot of rustling in the urban jungle and the forest of the press.

Berliner Kurier, 20 February 2016

Humboldt Volcano Der Tagesspiegel

The German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel presents Humboldt Volcano as the symbol for a better Humboldt Forum.

Publication by Rüdiger Schaper, 1 September 2017

Humboldt Volcano Erupts

The Dutch and Flemish cultural association “Berlijnse Avonden e.V” presents Humboldt Jungle and Humboldt Volcano and invites you on January 6 to the studio of Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar, the architects for the new Berlin city palace – the Humboldt Forum – the Humboldt Volcano and the Humboldt Jungle have been designed.

Lecture, Discussion, Berlin, 6 January 2018, 19.00-22.00

Jungle Magic Press

Bertus Bouman published an article about the Humboldt Forum and the controversial plan to rebuild the Berlin city palace in Germany.

15 September 2017