Monday, August 16, 2010

The mother of all open space?




I'm just back from a trip to Berlin, where I visited the former Tempelhof Airport, which ceased operating in 2008. Described by Norman Foster as 'the mother of all modern airports', its vast runways have recently been turned into a quite astonishing public space. Curiously, official information about this unique site and its possible future - in English at least - is surprisingly hard to find, and coverage in the architectural press is virtually non-existent.