How to integrate the relicts of an industrial era into a modern cityscape? Newly finished Gleisdreieck Park may be an answer to that question. The Gleisdreieck architects integrated the former railway station into the new space. Train tracks and service buildings peek out of the bushes and from behind the trees. Plaques everywhere recount the history of the landscape. And conveniently, the park finally connects Kreuzberg to Schöneberg to Tiergarten, forming a triangle between the districts (as the name Dreieck would suggest).
Blended into the landscape are many recreational features. A skate park, bike lanes, trampolines, basketball courts and ping pong tables are only a few. The “park of possibilities” is also surrounded by a few new cafés and bars, namely the BRLO beer garden and Lok 6. Nearby are the Technikmuseum and on the other end, direct access to Potsdamer Straße. If you can ignore the contemporary (and ugly) town houses that flank the park, it’s quite the beautiful place to be.
Thanks to Stefan Katz for the photography.