Productive Urban Landscapes

Research and practice around the CPUL design concept

The second life of the Edible Terrace at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin

We are pleased to let you know that by the end of this week, the edible roof garden installation at Berlin’s Kunstgewerbemuseum [Museum of Decorative Arts] will have been fully recycled.

The installation Eat the View: An edible terrace for the Kunstgewerbemuseum was designed, built, planted and attended by Bohn&Viljoen Architects and students at the Technical University (TU) of Berlin as part of the art and architecture exhibition Food Revolution 5.0 that closed at the end of September after more than 4 months of show.

Already before its closure, the exhibition’s curators, staff at the museum and Katrin Bohn discussed the further use of the exhibit which, originally, was planned to remain in place permanently for the enjoyment of staff and visitors as well as a starting point for thoughts on a more productive use of the Kunstgewerbemuseum’s open spaces.

Most of the 25 raised beds went into the school garden of a local primary school along with the four table and one composter element. Eight raised beds were collected by a community garden project in Spandau. Each bed/element is approximately 1.2m long and 0.6m wide and 0.7m high. The beds/elements are made of only metal, wood and fabric. Soil (organic garden soil) and plants (vegetables, salads, herbs, strawberries, most organic) in the raised beds were also taken.
The 18 small wooden stools, as well as the gardening tools, found their new home at the TU Berlin where they became part of the Department for Landscape Architecture and Open Space Planning and the ProjektWerkstatt “Urban Gardening” respectively, both partners in the project.


For more information on the exhibition Food Revolution 5.0 see here.


For information on the design of The Edible Terrace see here.

Image:  (source: Katrin Bohn 2018)

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Katrin Bohn • 17th October 2018

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