Ludwig Niebuhr

Ludwig recently completed his architecture studies at the University of Arts in Berlin and is now starting work as a consultant at the Senate Department for Urban Development, Building and Housing. In addition to his studies, he worked as a freelancer for Hütten & Paläste architects, where he was involved in the CRCLR-House project and the Vollgut-Halle. Therefore he knows the Kindl-Areal like the back of his hand and also presents it as part of our Neukölln tour. In his guided tours, it is important to him to arouse the attention of the participants – regardless of whether they are professional planners or just interested. Architecture concerns everyone. He describes himself as an attentive flâneur and also likes to take long walks in his private life to explore Berlin. The city with all its historical upheavals fascinates him. His secret passion are the large-scale social housing structures of the 1970s. Buildings like Schlangenbader Straße or the Terrassenhaus on Hafenplatz represent for Ludwig a balancing act between utopia and reality. Preserving these structures and making them fit for the future is a special concern of his – because even monsters need love.