überFLUSS #4 - Copenhagen
Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Flussbad Berlin e.V. in conversation with Julien De Smedt, Claus Alstrup Borre and Dr. Johanna Schlaack

Jan Edler, Flussbad Berlin e.V. - 00:00:00 - 00:04:35

Theresa Keilhacker, Netzwerk Architekten für Architekten, Berlin - 00:04:42 - 00:07:55

Claus Alstrup Borre, Copenhagen Municipality - 00:07:57 - 00:26:51
Julien De Smedt, JDS Architects, Copenhagen, Brussels, Stockholm, Shanghai - 00:28:23 - 00:45:30

Podium Discussion - 00:45:31 - 01:33:35
Dr. Johanna Schlaack, SPI Foundation, Berlin & Center of Metropolitan Studies at the Technische Universität Berlin
Claus Alstrup Borre, Copenhagen Municipality
Julien De Smedt, JDS Architects, Copenhagen, Brussels, Stockholm, Shanghai 
moderated by: Theresa Keilhacker, Netzwerk Architekten für Architekten, Berlin

The event series überFLUSS (RIVERtalks) is dedicated to river baths and river swimming in the
broader context of current urban development worldwide. In conversation with urban professionals, activists, scientists, politicians and members of city administrations, Flussbad Berlin will exchange knowledge and experiences and discuss the potential of a river bath for Berlin.

In this forth edition of the series, urban professionals from Copenhagen and Berlin talked about the potential of inner-urban waters as well as leisure and recreation facilities in cities. Copenhagen is famous worldwide as a particularly livable, sustainable and innovative city. Since the renovation of the sewage water system in the 1990s, swimming in the inner-city harbour basin is possible. Havnebadet Islands Brygge, the first of several harbour baths in Copenhagen, was designed and realised by Julien De Smedt in collaboration with Bjarke Ingels in 2002. It has become a landmark for the city's overall ecological reinvention. The harbour baths as well as the green waterfront along the harbour basin are well-known leisure and recreation places and highly appreciated by inhabitants and tourists throughout the year.

Flussbad Berlin seeks to transform the banks of the Spree River and Spree Canal into a new social meeting place. The goal is to focus on the river and turn it into a fresh lifeline at the centre of Berlin – accessible to all and open to new experiences. Three sections are foreseen within the project area, which extends over a length of roughly 1.8 kilometres from the Fischerinsel to the Bode-Museum: a re-naturalised area, a natural plant filter area adjacent to the Federal Foreign Office where the Spree water would be cleaned and, finally, a 840 meter section between Schlossplatz and Bode-Museum where visitors would have access to a fresh river for the first time. In order to promote the idea, a not-for-profit association was founded in 2012. Since last year, Flussbad Berlin is supported by the German government and the state government of Berlin as part of the National Urban Development Projects programme.

ANCB in collaboration with Flussbad e.V.

Supporters Flussbad e.V.

Nationale Projekte des Städtebaus
Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt
Berlin Baut

Partner Flussbad e.V.


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