Proposing a network of cultural centers and towers will reconnect Alexanderplatz and Karl-Marx Allee to their surrounding neighborhoods and create a new cultural identity for these significant centers of Berlin.
Though both are used daily, both the pedestrian plaza and second phase of the corridor lack a sense of place and possesses poor connections to its surrounding neighborhoods due to heavy vehicular traffic, poor building organization, and scale. Emphasizing the strengths of the area’s central location, cultural and civic centers, and people traffic the can be used to create a solution.
A traffic node is created to consolidate the vehicular traffic of the Berlin’s major corridors and relieves more dedicated space for bike riders and pedestrians. Additions to existing and creating new cultural centers that are placed strategically and paired with beacon towers will reconnect the commercial and residential neighborhoods to each other and to the city’s traffic infrastructure.