From the old Stadtwirtschaft to a cultural hotspot for makers.

The former depot of the municipal utility on the southern Sonnenberg offers plenty of space for new, creative ideas. As part of the European Capital of Culture 2025, the entire area is being developed into a Makerspace, a space for creative makers – the Stadtwirtschaft.

In the Stadtwirtschaft, a mix of uses is to be created from art and culture, manufacturing with local relevance and handicrafts, as well as social encounters, which will create completely new fields of activity through synergy effects among each other. Together with a neighbourhood canteen and user-led development through participation processes, the city is carrying out a model project of the co-produced city at this location.

The federal and state governments support the city economy.

This is one of the reasons why the Stadtwirtschaft can call itself a “National Urban Development Project 2021”. The project with special national significance is funded by this programme as well as by urban development funds.

Graphics: KAPOK Architekten Berlin

Photos: Grit Stillger