Mountain of Dreams

December 2009

Berlin’s new fairy tale

If you’ve jumped on a budget flight to Berlin for Wall come tumblin’ down celebrations or even tourism not tinged by recent history, you may not have noticed the 1000m-high mountain that has risen from the site of the former Tempelhof airport. The Berg has one ironic foot in the wardrobe of the Emperor’s New Clothes, but what started as a protest by architect Jacob Tigges certainly peaks the shared imagination.
Image: Mila / Jakob Tigges
This article appeared in DAM23. Order your personal copy.