Research project

Sociably inclusive, sustainable, and mobile temporary neighborhoods

The research project BetaHood originated from a model project at the Frankfurter Allee container terminal and deals with mobile structures as potential socially inclusive temporary neighborhoods. Circular material strategies, sustainable supply systems, and reversible architecture enable densification of urban potential areas with mobile and temporary communities. This adaptable spatial system allows for repurposing, enhancing, and enriching areas within the city.

The research goals of BetaHood are:

  1. Utilizing urban potential space
  2. Temporary mobile and adaptable structures
  3. Integrative, use-oriented neighborhoods
  4. Circular design and production
  5. Autonomous and modular supply systems

Cooperation with Urban Beta, Berliner Stadtmission, Arup, Bauhaus Universität Weimar.

Visualizations: Urban Beta.

Project costs:

900,000 €


600 m²

Project duration:

05/2019 – 04/2020


Architectural and urban planning concept