Hard Core Urbanism: Urban planning at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin after the German reunification
Schmidt, Christian Olaf
Master of Architecture thesis
Hard Core Urbanism is the tendency to produce corporate enclaves within the fluid city. The garrison mentality denies the complex and interwoven processes exemplified by the history of Potsdamer Platz. Breaking the completeness of the corporate plan, the project initiates the process of diversification; enabling a reoccupation by the city.
Urban planning; Regional planning; Architecture; European history