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Urban Food Furniture (2012-4)
One of the exciting consequences of the integration of urban agriculture into the urban realm is that food growing activities need specific furniture to function optimally. This includes storage and composting facilities but can also include spaces for education and relaxation, to name but a few.

Working with landscape architecture students of the TU Berlin and local residents, Katrin oversaw the design and construction of several prototypical structures at a community garden site in the Berlin Borough of Marzahn.
Tool and seed germination shed built with local residents and landscape architecture students
The shed stores tools for the adjacent community garden and boasts a terrasse for school-gardening work.
Compost containers are sooted to reduce rot and placed on temporary foundations to maintain mobility.

location: Berlin, Germany
date: 2012 — 2014
client: Spiel/Feld Marzahn / The Senate of Berlin, Germany
funding: The Senate of Berlin, Germany

B&V team: This is a project by B&V and the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. For B&V: André Viljoen / for the Technical University of Berlin: Katrin Bohn

collaborateurs: Kristian Ritzmann (FG Stadt & Ernährung, TU Berlin) / Michael Keil (Spiel/Feld Marzahn Kerngruppe) / Spiel/Feld Marzahn Kerngruppe (FG Stadt & Ernährung, TU Berlin) / Any Paz (FG Stadt & Ernährung, TU Berlin) / Marita Melzer, Klaus Eggert (local residents, Berlin)
supporters: local residents / student volunteers / Urban Planning and Development Office of the Borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Berlin

the Spiel/Feld Marzahn project’s own website / Spiel/Feld Urbane Landwirtschaft / Playing/Field Urban Agriculture illustrated bilingual project publication / project news on our blog Productive Urban Landscapes