The former Tempelhof Airport has unique historical significance for Berlin. Its impressive size and inner-city location make it one of the city's outstanding attractions.
While the former airfield already enjoys enormous popularity, the complex, which at 300,000 m² numbers among the largest structures in the world, can soon be experienced in an entirely different way: Over the next several years, the complex will work with adjacent communities as it is transformed into the Berlin Creative District, Berlin's new urban quarter for culture and creativity.
The Berlin Creative District stands for expansiveness, for freedom and diversity, for inspired ideas, experimentation and new ways of working, for the generation of added value, for remembering the past and looking ahead to the future, for autonomy and an exciting mix of mutually inspiring uses. Centrally located, with sweeping views across Tempelhof field.
Over the years, the Airport established itself as a widely popular event location. Following its current use as a refugee center, in the future it will once again serve as a stage for extraordinary events. Over 100 companies and institutions have offices and commercial spaces in the airport complex, among them designers, musicians, digital agencies and game developers. Public tours are conducted daily, where guides explain the eventful history of this special place and provide glimpses into the interesting work going on here.
Renovations are making good progress, opening up space for something new. Sample projects include
- the transformation of the former officers' hotel into a hub for the digital economy via an investor selection process,
- opening the entrance building and tower to visitors,
- opening up the 1.2 kilometer-long roof for use as a popular destination and history gallery,
- establishing a visitor center at the Platz der Luftbrücke and
- the planned relocation of the renowned Allied Museum to Hangar 7.
Tempelhofer Damm, Columbiadamm, Oderstraße