In the north of Tegel, existing buildings will be converted for commercial and leisure functions which are compatible with the adjacent residential areas. Integrated into these developments will be forest and park areas which complement the existing urban fabric.
At the center of the airport, the enormous open plot of the airfield, provides a unique spatial quality of near-rural openness in contrast to the rest of the city. This emptiness is preserved and kept free of buildings mostly, providing a great public space for sports and leisure. The area could also eventually be used as a permanent sustainable energy plant using wind turbines to power the surrounding business park. of at least 10 years to even temporarily. Alternatively, take the airfield for sports and leisure activities.
Four strategies are used to guarantee the environmental sustainability of the new development. First, the extensive reuse of existing infrastructure and careful planning to build a minimum new. Second, the use of renewable energy sources, including wind, photovoltaic, geothermal and biomass, in a decentralised distribution system for the business park.