Kielgan Brache


The Keigland Brache is located at a quiet intersection of Berlin-Schöneberg. Here, at the more residential end of Kurfürstendamn the site is neighboured by a large privately guarded housing complex, several schools for young people/infants and other amenities. The site is almost impossible to look into due the prevalence of tall birch trees.    

Much of the research into this site has been conducted by nomadic curatorial group Neue Berliner Räume http://neueberlinerraeume.de/

Land nick names, Neologisms and slang terms

Keilgan Brache

Location


Address

Kielganstraße 3 10783 Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland

Land Topography

Size of the Land in sqm (approx.)

Surfaces

  • Trees
  • Areas of gravel
  • Dumped and drifting materials: plastic bags and packaging
  • lots of rubble with vegetation growing through
  • Fly tipped household items
  • Gravel
  • Stones
  • - poles
  • Brick
  • Rubble
  • asphalt

Features

  • Boxed by buildings
  • The sound of adjacent construction

Land status and definition

Basic

  • Post-Residential

Legal Status

  • In Private Ownership

Current Land Owner

Private/Unknown

Known intended future use by the land owner(s)

There has been some discussion within the local council as to what might benefit the local area from the sites development: www.tiergarten-sued.de/Wie-kann-die-Kurfuerstenstrasse-aufgewertet-werden.1352.0.html 

Historical (basic)

In the Mid 19th Century George Kielgan embarked on a development project for Berlin’s emerging wealthy. During this period the Kielgan Brache was purchased by businessman Julius Rüttigers. A building was then commissioned by August Orth, architect of the original Gorlizter Bahnhof. This building was at one time considered by Lithuania as a site for its embassy. Since its destruction during WWII the site has been used as a second hand car sales ‘room’.

Discussion around the site by the local council reflects the concerns that the site is now used by prostitutes and, perhaps, for casual sex. There are also signs that the site is used as a place for the homeless.

Weblinks

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kielgan-Viertel

http://www.tiergarten-sued.de/fileadmin/content-media/media/Aktuelles/aktuell-PDF/Klangraum_Plakat_Stje_1AAB2.pdf

Land Access

Accessibility

  • Accessible with effort

Possible, awkward

Borders

Land Users

Land is occupied by

  • General public
  • Drinkers
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Drug-addicts
  • previously homeless person/persons

Activities

Temporary shelter, sex

Compare to Wasteland


Explorers

Methods

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