With concrete measures, such as the new bicycle street through the inner courtyard, the urban gardening areas, the HRMNNBOX, the bicycle container and the Kiezgestein exhibition in Karstadt, we have provided the first impulses for dialogue. All these »pioneer uses« are prototypes for testing possible future uses. Thus far, they have been very well received, which strengthens our project vision.
VISIT US IN THE HRMNNBOX!
NOT WITHOUT YOU,
we want to shape the future of Karstadt on Hermannplatz and invite all residents, visitors, and interested parties to drop by and enter into dialogue with us. With the HRMNNBOX, we have created the first place of exchange on the former Karstadt car park. Over a good coffee, delicious sandwiches or a cool drink, we look forward to hearing your suggestions, wishes and concerns about the future of Karstadt on Hermannplatz.
The HRMNNBOX is a place to relax, a quiet spot in the middle of the city, inviting you to stay with its glass walls and the green roof terrace. Art and culture also take place in the HRMNNBOX. During the Corona shutdown, the HRMNNBOX served as a stage for local artists. They got to perform on a virtual stage via live stream on our Facebook page and thus could compensate a small part of their lost income.
The HRMNNBOX is operated by RIXBOX ESPRESSO & FOOD
Our vision for a new Karstadt on Hermannplatz includes a future-oriented mobility concept, which we explain in the brochure »Hermann & Henriette«. We have already taken the first step: In the inner courtyard of the Karstadt building and past the HRMNNBOX, we have created a new bicycle lane! Cyclists now no longer have to take the busy route on Hermannplatz, but can take a quick and safe shortcut on a separate road without cars or trucks, between Urbanstraße and Hasenheide.
Until the mid of June 2020, on the occasion of its 90th anniversary, you can learn more about the history of the department store in our exhibition: photographs, graphics and even a model of the original building from the 1920s take you back in time.
BIKE CONTAINER WRKSHOP
To contribute something to keeping Berlin and Berlin bikes mobile in the current situation, our WRKSHOP container is open in the inner courtyard of Karstadt on Hermannplatz, directly at the HRMNNBOX. In addition to an automatic tube dispenser, air pumps and an e-bike charging station, you will find two permanently installed assembly stands with tools for the most important repairs.
Come by! We are open daily.
With the Urban Gardening facility around the HRMNNBOX, we are taking the first steps towards using the future roof areas of the new building as Urban Gardens. As was already the case for the roof terraces of the historic Karstadt on Hermannplatz in 1929, the SPÄTH’SCHE TREE NURSERY from Berlin-Treptow supplied the trees and plants for our small »city garden«. We are happy and proud to be able to resume this cooperation after more than seven decades.