Here we have compiled the most frequently asked questions and answers about the Spreepark of the future.
Inspired by its past, the former amusement park will be transformed in the coming years into a public park that expands local recreation and leisure activities to include the opportunity to experience and discover art and culture in public space. In doing so, the Spreepark of the future harmoniously brings together the diverse demands, ideas and suggestions from citizen participation with the park's unique history.
The concept for the Spreepark of the future takes into account the many requests from the participants to preserve the history of the park with its old rides and to rethink it. Thus, the Ferris wheel will rotate again from 2024, but no new amusement park will be created. Other relics, such as the factory hall or even the Mero Hall, will be converted into event venues.
The Spreepark is being reopened in stages to make the area accessible to the general public again as quickly as possible. From 2022, the Eierhäuschen will reopen its doors as a gastronomy and art venue. In 2024, the core area of Spreepark around the Ferris wheel will open. In 2026, the Spreepark of the future will be completed.
The actual construction measures for the Spreepark of the future can only begin after the Treptow-Köpenick district has established a development plan, which is scheduled for the end of 2021. In order to secure the area and the dilapidated old rides in the short term, initially for public tours and the "Spreepark Laboratory," initial smaller construction activities were implemented early on and the park was continuously maintained. In addition, some preparatory measures could be started.
The egg house has been under renovation since 2019. In contrast to the Spreepark, no development plan is required for the work on the future restaurant and art house.
In the Spreepark of the future, the Eierhäuschen will become a restaurant and art house with a jetty and beer garden. In addition to regional, sustainable and affordable gastronomy, artists' residences and exhibition spaces will be created.
Since 2019, the listed Eierhäuschen has been undergoing sustainable renovation in keeping with its status as a historic monument. Expansion and renovation of the Eierhäuschen are to be completed by 2021, with opening planned for 2022.
Since large parts of the site have not been secured and individual measures are already turning the Spreepark into a construction site, the park can only be visited until its opening as part of public guided tours, workshops as part of environmental education and events of the "Spreepark Laboratory".
In two phases, Berliners were able to participate intensively in the planning of the new Spreepark over a period of four years, contributing suggestions and ideas and helping to determine the future design of the Spreepark. After the successful conclusion of the participation, the suggestions of the Berliners were bundled in the "Spreepark Course Book" and handed over as a guideline to the planners for outdoor facilities, structural engineering and civil engineering in the fall of 2020.
Participation in the new Spreepark program will also be possible after the conclusion of the participation process. The exchange will continue in the "Spreepark Laboratory". Here, idea generators become realizers, interested parties become actors.