ON TEMPELHOFER FELD

Editors: Benjamin Deboosere, Wouter De Raeve
Published by Spector Books
Text-book 11.5 x 17 cm, 120 pages
Photo-book 16 x 24 cm, 320 pages
Thread-sewn softcover, English
ISBN: 978-3-944669-64-9

Price: 124 lei

Berlin-Tempelhof, one of Germany’s oldest commercial airports, was closed in 2008. Residents fought for the right to use the largest open space in central Berlin as a park. In 2010 the city gave the 360-hectare area the marketing name “Tempelhofer Freiheit” and left it to the citizens, who quickly dubbed it “Tempelhofer Feld”. Despite their protests, there are plans to construct buildings on its grounds, regarded as the largest piece of real estate in Germany, by 2025. In a massive volume of photographs, the artist Benjamin Deboosere and the landscape architect Wouter De Raeve, both from Belgium, have documented the wishes of the various parties involved, while a handy reader offers their takes on the future of the field.

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