Transition tales #21: A village within a city

May 1st 2017 marked the opening of Holzmarkt25, an urban experiment as alternative as the capital city it takes place in. Berlin is setting an unconventional precedent by allowing city quarters to be built by local nightclub owners and party organisers. The shiny, glossy views of property developers are being replaced with recycled wood and secondhand building materials. The Holzmarkt development trades the luxury high-end apartment complexes for a more human-scale approach: a sustainable urban village…

Feeling inspired? Watch Juval Dieziger, co-founder of Holzmarkt, tell the story of the innovation project in the video below.