The future of Tegel: this is being created on the airport site


The plans for the former Tegel airport site have long been forged. In addition to a completely new urban neighborhood with apartments, school and shops, a future-oriented technology park is being built on the large site in northern Berlin. The Beuth University will also open a campus on the Tegel site.

A completely new city district is to be created on 500 hectares from the Tegel airport site. Under the name Schumacher Quartier, 5,000 apartments for a total of 10,000 residents are being built on the east side of the Tegel site. The associated infrastructure with daycare centers, schools, sports facilities and shopping opportunities is also being created. The houses will primarily be made of wood and meet sustainable and ecological standards. Further living space will be created in the neighboring quarters Cité Pasteur and TXL Nord.

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The most important part of the new quarter is the “Urban Tech Republic”. Here, up to 1,000 companies are to research new technologies around topics such as climate neutrality, modern mobility, energy and sustainable construction.

The former terminal building of Tegel Airport has already found a user: the Beuth University will move in here. The TXL campus will become an important part of the Urban Tech Republic – the university will relocate the Urban Technologies competence cluster to the former airport. Students should conduct research on the topics of renewable energies, e-mobility and urban plant research.