On Gartenfelder Insel in the northwest of Berlin, previously used for commercial purposes, a trendsetting urban district with a lively community approach and approximately 3600 apartments will be built by 2022. Among other things, the district “Das Neue Gartenfeld” will be distinguished by a low-traffic mobility concept and a high degree of connectivity of the digital and physical supply infrastructures.
The communal approach of the building projects is reflected in the interpretation of the district concept. As a framework and basis for the further sector planning, inno2grid and BuroHappold developed an integrated infrastructure, mobility and operator concept as an Arge IQ (“Intelligent Quarter”) prior to the actual HOAI planning process. This integrates the sectors of mobility, information and communication technology, energy, water supply and disposal, logistics and waste, and interprets them qualitatively and quantitatively (combining innovative and proven technologies such as electromobility, mobility hubs, heat pumps and district power grids). The digital heart of the concept is the neighborhood platform, in which all the services offered in the neighborhood can be integrated, booked and billed.