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IMKE WOELK, Dr. Ing. Architect

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Flatowallee 16/854, 14055 Berlin, Germany
IMKE WOELK worked with Massimiliano Fuksas and Will Alsop after her studies in Braunschweig and Venice. 1997 she founded an office that combines architecture and art, planning practice and research. She taught and researched for institutions in Germany, Denmark, Italy and Korea. In 2003 she held the scholarship at the German Academy Rome, 2010 she received her doctorate at the TU Berlin, and was appointed 2016 to the Berlin Senate’s Advisory Board for Art in architecture and urban planning

Common Archipelagos, Berlin, Germany


City as Natural Metropolis. Coexistence of Urbanity and Landscape, Technology and Nature

Common Archipelagos, Berlin, Germany


City as Natural Metropolis. Coexistence of Urbanity and Landscape, Technology and Nature
Replacement of the familiar compositional urban structure by site-specific and adaptable large-scale structures.
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  • Systemic changes

Common Archipelagos responds to the man-made contrast between city and nature and the need for more vegetation in urban space. It offers alternative hybrid spaces in adaptable large-scale structures embedded in analogous geological formations in the landscape. The aim is the preservation of landscape spaces through islands of diverse human activities in a symbiotic coexistence of urbanity and natural space. In contrast to the typical development of today's cities with low density structures and a condensed urban center, Common Archipelagos offers a new resource-saving urbanism in harmony with nature. The intention is to minimize the ecological footprint and soil sealing, reduce the need for private space and at the same time offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor spaces for community use.


Density study Berlin - left: 37.000 ha, current status – right: 665 ha, highly densified

Common Archipelagos, Berlin, Germany


City as Natural Metropolis. Coexistence of Urbanity and Landscape, Technology and Nature

Common Archipelagos, Berlin, Germany


City as Natural Metropolis. Coexistence of Urbanity and Landscape, Technology and Nature
Replacement of the familiar compositional urban structure by site-specific and adaptable large-scale structures.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Common Archipelagos responds to the man-made contrast between city and nature and the need for more vegetation in urban space. It offers alternative hybrid spaces in adaptable large-scale structures embedded in analogous geological formations in the landscape. The aim is the preservation of landscape spaces through islands of diverse human activities in a symbiotic coexistence of urbanity and natural space. In contrast to the typical development of today's cities with low density structures and a condensed urban center, Common Archipelagos offers a new resource-saving urbanism in harmony with nature. The intention is to minimize the ecological footprint and soil sealing, reduce the need for private space and at the same time offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor spaces for community use.


Density study Berlin - left: 37.000 ha, current status – right: 665 ha, highly densified


Idea by

IMKE WOELK, Dr. Ing. Architect
Flatowallee 16/854
14055 Berlin
Germany
IMKE WOELK worked with Massimiliano Fuksas and Will Alsop after her studies in Braunschweig and Venice. 1997 she founded an office that combines architecture and art, planning practice and research. She taught and researched for institutions in Germany, Denmark, Italy and Korea. In 2003 she held the scholarship at the German Academy Rome, 2010 she received her doctorate at the TU Berlin, and was appointed 2016 to the Berlin Senate’s Advisory Board for Art in architecture and urban planning