Collaborative Transformation of the Rainwater Retention Basin

Urban Development Partnership


We are delighted to announce a significant milestone reached in January: the signing of a Letter of Intent with the Senate Department for Urban Development, Building and Housing and Tempelhof Projekt GmbH. This marks a pivotal step towards a cooperative transformation of the rainwater retention basin into a hybrid infrastructure dedicated to sustainable rainwater management. After an extensive collaborative effort spanning over a year, the Letter of Intent stands as a testament to Floating e.V.’s dedication to the rainwater retention basin and fortifies our position in its long-term transformation.

This Letter of Intent acknowledges the multifaceted nature of the basin, aiming to highlight the simultaneous roles it plays: a natureculture research campus, a crucial component of a rainwater management system, a unique ecosystem, and a vital water infrastructure for the district. Preserving and nurturing this hybridity is central to our vision for the future.

Following this milestone, a stakeholder workshop involving Tempelhof Projekt GmbH, SenSBW and the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, moderated by Urban Catalyst, will further the collaborative efforts and establish the framework for the upcoming phases of our shared journey

THP x SenSBW x Floating e.V.
Letter of Intent (2024)