TANKE - Transformation of intercity gas stations in Berlin
master thesis 2021: TANKE - Transformation innerstädtischer Tankstellen in Berlin
Project Partner: Anatol Rettberg
Mentor: Prof. Jan Kampshoff and Prof. Jörg Stollmann
We found sixty gas stations within the highway ring of Berlin.
Places of ritual, places for a short break, places of democracy without a class society - fuel is for everyone, places of availability, places of supply, places for a little snack, places for a short talk, places to get information, places that you can recognize by their special smell, places that float like little islands in the urban archipelago, places that give you orientation, places of coolness, places everyone can tell a story about, places of longing, places of wanderlust, places of nostalgia.
In a time when the patrol driven car is losing more and more significance, we ask ourselves: What will happen to these places in the future?
We explored the network and the potentials of these places in a very experimental way. In which urban context do they appear, how do they interact with their immediate surroundings, by which architectures are they surrounded, on which streets are they located?
And we ask ourselves, if one day the gas stations will become the new infrastructural and social points of our city Berlin?
The gas station quartet of Berlin we did and a comic which tells a possible future scenario of gas stations.
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