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A construction project of lofty ambition is underway at Tempelhof airport, a jewel of modern architecture. In 2004, 60 years after it was first built, British architect Norman Foster described Tempelhof as “the mother of all modern airports”.
Now closed to air traffic, it instead provides the stylish backdrop for the Bread & Butter. fashion trade fair. The future of the site has not yet been decided, though a competition was held calling for ideas. The proposal submitted by Berlin architect Jakob Tigges envisioned a man-made mountain, an alpine dream in the heart of the city, 1,000 metres tall with ski slopes, ski lifts and mountain meadows. Tongue-in-cheek, perhaps, but typical of how young German architects are challenging our preconceptions, bringing fresh ideas to the table and being just a tiny bit audacious. Just like Berlin – just like Germany.