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.

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Jungle Magic

Only a few construction projects in Germany are more controversial than the rebuilding of the city palace in Berlin. With this daring plan, the Dutch professor Frans Vogelaar manages to break open the jammed discussion.

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.

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Humboldt Dschungel Dinner

How do we save the Humboldt Forum?
Experts involved in culture and politics discuss Humboldt Dschungel.

Humboldt Dschungel @ Berliner Kurier

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

Palace.City.Berlin.

Humboldt Volcano and Humboldt Jungle are part of the exhibition “Palace.City.Berlin.” in Ephraim Palais in Berlin. The exhibition is devoted to the Berlin Palace and its significance for the city and its inhabitants.

Ephraim Palais, Berlin, 25 November 2016-23 April 2017

Redesigning the Berlin Palace Kathimerini

Reconciling supporters and opponents of “Humboldt Forum”, the Humboldt Jungle and Humboldt Volcano received a strong positive reception in the Berlin cultural world.

24 January 2017, @ Kathimerini, Greek Newspaper

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.

 

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

Jungle Magic @ Duitsland Nieuws

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

15 September 2017