Urban, non-urban, local, regional and international projects

Multiplicities analyses and translates microtrends for the benefit of cultural policies, civil society, urban planning and business promotion. We supports administrative and political entities, cluster managers and creative enterprises in defining and implementing their strategic processes. We see ourselves as intermediaries and cultural translators.

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Transformation potential of large-scale parking lots for sustainable urban restructuring

The project aims to develop a methodologically sound, spatially specific and transferable recording, classification and evaluation of large-scale parking areas. On the other hand, solutions are to be developed for different types of parking lots with regard to the diverse usage options.

Client: Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR)

Utilisation concept for the Chapel in Sheridan Park in Augsburg

The study develops utilisation options for the derelict Chapel in Sheridan Park. The workshop addresses the needs of the neighbourhood and the city of Augsburg that are oriented towards the common good.

Client: City of Augsburg (Urban planning office)

Creative industry promotes transformation

The major challenges of our time also require many companies in Brandenburg to adapt: new strategies, business models and processes are often needed and creativity is required! In a working lab, creative minds, entrepreneurs and transformation experts develop approaches to make collaboration more frequent and fruitful.

Client: Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy in Brandenburg

Feasibility study on urban gardening and indoor farming in the city centre of Wilhelmshaven

Wilhelmshaven wants to use urban gardening and vertical farming to tackle the vacant space in the city centre. Together with paper planes e.V. and AAA GmbH in Bremen, we are examining site conditions and utilisation options. Citizens should participate and also become users of the products.

Client: City of Wilhelmshaven

Feasibility study for a market hall in the “New Centre Garbsen”

The aim of the concept study is to anchor the cross-cultural topic of nutrition in the new centre of Garbsen. The results of the mapping of regional market and development potential and the expert interviews with regional producers identified significant potential and target groups for regionally produced food in a market hall in the new centre of Garbsen.

Client: City of Garbsen

German Baukultur in a European context. Guidelines for building culture in Germany

The aim of this project is to draw up "Guidelines for Baukultur in Germany": as a key document, it will formulate the federal government's position on Baukultur. The guidelines aim to describe objectives, fields of action and requirements as well as specific tasks in the area of Baukultur in Germany.

Client: BBSR (Bonn)

BMBF project InCAREgio in East Brandenburg

The InCAREgio project (INnovative Arrangements for Care in the "Care and Nursing Sector in Structurally Weak REGIOns") is working with municipal and local practice partners in the Märkisch-Oderland region to determine the prerequisites and conditions for innovative coping strategies for the care crisis.

Client: BMBF project with the Humboldt University of Berlin (Prof. H. Nuissl)

GLAMMONS EU Horizon 2020 project

The GLAMMONS project aims to provide answers to the post-pandemic challenges facing galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMS). At the heart of the project is the question of how the expertise of community-led GLAMs can be transferred to more "established" and traditional cultural institutions in order to make them more sustainable.

Client: Horizon 2020 (Project partner Inpolis Urbanism GmbH)

Feasibility study for a creative quarter in Rostock

The subject of the study is the evaluation of possible locations for a new creative quarter in the Hanseatic city of Rostock. On the basis of the description of potential, an evaluation basis is provided for five specified alternative locations available for selection. The results suggest a well-founded preferred option to the city council.

Client: Office for Urban Development, Planning and Economy in Rostock

Utilisation study ULAP quarter in Berlin (west of main station)

The utilisation study in the ULAP district analyses how utilisation expectations and utilisation options correspond to the currently recognisable offers in the design planning. The aim of the plausibility check is to work out relevant user types and "mirror" them in the current design. The results show possible uses for a lively urban neighbourhood.

Client: Berlin Senate for Urban Development

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Post-pandemic spaces – scopes, requirements and conversion potentials

For FORBA GmbH in Vienna, we point out post-pandemic space requirements in which urban areas. We show which spaces will be relevant in cities in the future and how they can be designed.

Client: Forba GmbH Vienna

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Design Sprint with international experts and practitioners at Villa Vigoni (Italy)

Can we rebuild and reinvent our city centres after the Covid-19 pandemic? Is it enough to fill empty shops with new shops? What kind of mixed-use, community or open spaces are needed to make our cities attractive to many social groups? What spaces are needed to encourage innovation and creativity in our cities?

Client: Villa Vigoni

Communication compass for Alte Münze (Berlin)

The Alte Münze in the centre of the capital city of Berlin is to become a socio-cultural location in the sense of an urban development oriented towards the common good. A strategic communication concept "Communication Compass" will be developed for Kulturraum Berlin GmbH and all project participants.

Client: Kulturraum GmbH

Post-corona city – reorientation of city centre development in Kiel

We are developing spatial profiles for the post-pandemic "reprogramming" of Kiel's city centre for the Kiel Economic Development Agency.

Client: Kiel-Marketing

Concept study “New business incubators for Stuttgart”

What types of business incubators does Stuttgart need? We analyse the potential for business start-ups and strategies and measures that can be used to establish new technology and business incubators for Stuttgart. We accompany Stuttgart on the path of spatial and economic transformation. The aim is to develop spatial scenarios and typologies for start-up centres.

Client: Office for Urban Planning and Housing, Stuttgart

Revitalising city centres? A digital hackathon develops solutions in Herrenberg

Multiplicities is designing and moderating a "digital hackathon" for the EU Interreg project "CINEMA" in 2020-21. The results of the hackathon for the revitalisation of city centres will be exhibited in public spaces and invite city dwellers to add to them, comment on them and continue to negotiate them as an urban community.

Client: Stuttgart Media University / Stuttgart Economic Region

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Location consulting Stadtgut Hellersdorf (Berlin)

Together with Belius GmbH and Studio Malta, we are supporting Gesobau's site development in the Hellersdorf district (Hellersdorf-Marzahn). We carry out a plausibility check of the management, user and operator concept.

Client: Gesobau AG

Feasibility study for a start-up hub in Potsdam

Multiplicities is working with Belius GmbH, Studio Malta and architect Nele Zareh on a feasibility study for a planned factory in the Babelsberg/Potsdam media city. Analysis of the potential of "founders" for a planned "Factory" property in the Babelsberg media city.

Client: Centre for Film and Television Producers GmbH (ZFF)

Process management for flexible spaces at the gasworks in Augsburg

Multiplicities manages the strategy development for new flexible spaces on the Gaswerk site in Augsburg (Germany). Gasworks Labs integrate users and neighbours and thus gradually ensure acceptance and participation. Flexible spaces are to be built and ready for use from 2021.

Client: Augsburg municipal utilities (swa)

EU-Cost Action: The geography of New Working Spaces and the impact on the periphery

The geography of New Working Spaces and the impact on the periphery. The aim of the COST Action is to discuss the results of international research projects on the phenomenon of new workplaces.

Client: EU COST

Actors of Urban Change: Case Clinic in Hamburg

In collaboration with Actors of Urban Change, Multiplicities organised a case clinic at Kraftwerk Bille. This late 19th century factory complex in Hammerbrook, a predominantly industrial area to the east of Hamburg, is home to 25 artists. Will artists and creatives have affordable spaces for non-commercial, cultural and public use in the future?

Client: Actors of Urban Change / Robert Bosch Foundation

Urban Design Thinking Challenge in Mannheim (Multihalle)

Multiplicities carried out an Urban Design Thinking Challenge with Dr Demet Mutman (Ozyegin University Istanbul). During the "Allez Hop!" festival, a bottom-up strategy was developed to activate the Multihalle in Mannheim.

Client: City of Mannheim

Feasibility study creative quarter Potsdam

The feasibility study makes a contribution to the planned creative quarter and analyses the building blocks, arguments, opportunities, risks and costs in order to make an offer to city politicians, the administration, current and future users and the people of Potsdam for a new, sustainable creative quarter supported by many shoulders.

Client: Pro Potsdam GmbH

Urban Encounters in Aksaray (Istanbul)

The workshop "Urban Encounters" is based on a co-productive understanding and deals with urban heterogeneities in the Aksaray neighbourhood (Istanbul). The workshop took place at the 4th meeting of the IAPS network entitled "Istanbul as an Endless Place of Urban Articulation", organised by the Özyeğin Faculty of Architecture and Design.

Client: Özyeğin University Istanbul

Participation. Urbanism. Interaction.

In summer 2018, Multiplicities supported the German-Ukrainian youth exchange programme "Participation. Urbanism. Interaction". It brings together 20 young participants from Berlin and Chernihiv and promotes discussion about active participation in and transformation of public space.

Client: Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ), Federal Foreign Office, Robert Bosch Foundation

Mannheim: Co-Create your Kiez!

Multiplicities hosted the "Neckarstadt-West Urban Innovation Lab: Co-create your neighbourhood!" as part of the Uncover design festival. Together with Mannheim residents and guests from Heilbronn and North Rhine-Westphalia, observations and moods on the situation in Neckarstadt-West were developed on two consecutive days using film, audio, photography and text.

Client: Cultural urban development Mannheim

Photo: Florian Reimann und Stefan Wieland

Internationalisation of the Berlin music industry

Multiplicities has developed theses on the internationalisation of Berlin as a music location for the Berlin Music Commission.

The analysis and comparison of international case studies and successful internationalisation policies enable the identification of future fields of action.

Client: Berlin Music Commission

Photo: City of Augsburg

Transformation of an industrial wasteland into a creative quarter

With target group workshops, a future workshop and an urban development framework plan, Multiplicities is initiating a user-driven redevelopment of an old industrial site in Augsburg's city centre on the Gaswerk site. The Gaswerk site is being transformed into a new, creative and dynamic space for Augsburg.

Client: Stadtwerke Augsburg and the City of Augsburg

Photo: Visualisierung cc realities:united 2012 / Flussbad Berlin e.V.

New narratives through neighbourhood initiatives for city centres

Multiplicities and Belius GmbH create new narratives for the project development of Flussbad e.V.

"Flussbad Berlin" is an urban development project to reactivate the Spree Canal, which has been largely unused for over 100 years, in the heart of historic Berlin.

Client: Flussbad e.V.

Photo: Bastian Lange

Global Review Report “Urban Manufacturing”

Is manufacturing returning to the city or is it being reinvented in our cities? Multiplicities erstellt den Global Review Report im EU INTERREG Projekt “Urban Manufacturing”

Client: University of Birmingham (UK), INTERREG EUROPE

Photo: VOW Leandro Sandro

New players for neighbourhood development

In the BMBF project COWERK, Multiplicities is analysing value creation processes and environmental effects in 500 open workshops in Germany.

Client: Institute for Ecological Economy Research IÖW, University of Bremen, Fraunhofer Umsicht, Fraunhofer ISI, Association of Open Workshops (VOW)

Photo: Grüne Werkstatt Wendland e.V.

New places of work in rural areas

Multiplicities and Belius GmbH initiate a transformation of technology and start-up centres in the districts of Rendsburg and Plön (Kiel city region).

Client: Economic development of the administrative districts of Rendsburg-Eckernförde and Plön

Photo: Film Institute Rwanda

Market research study for creative companies abroad

Multiplicities analyses market potentials for the internationalisation of the German creative industries for the BMZ and GIZ.

Client: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) / German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Photo: Sebastian Marggraf

Collaboration as a driving force in Brandenburg

The EU project COBRA tested collaborative forms of work and new partnerships on the labour market in rural Brandenburg.

Client: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Women and Family of the State of Brandenburg (European Social Fund)

Photo: VOW Leandro und Sandro

SME-creative – How to promote innovation properly?

Together with Prognos AG, Multiplicities analyses funding models in Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia on behalf of the BMWi.

Client: BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) Berlin

Photo: Thomas Ritter

What do young people expect from their city in the future?

Multiplicities organises future workshops as part of the BMBF project "Future urban spaces for young people". How do young people perceive their city?

Client: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB), Berlin

Photo: Gregor Fischer

Masterplan for the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region

Multiplicities and Inpolis Urbanism GmbH are formulating the IKT, Media and Creative Industries Masterplan for the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region.

Client: ZAB Brandenburg

Photo: Sebastian Marggraf

New growth centres in the environs of metropolitan regions

Multiplicities organises innovation workshops at the Oranienwerk creative location in Oranienburg.

Client: Ministry for Economy and Energy of the State of Brandenburg, funded by the State of Brandenburg

Photo: Sophie Marschner

Location development through knowledge transfer

Students at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences work in teams to solve problems posed by regional companies.

Client: Hochschule Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin, finanziert durch die IHK Berlin

Photo: Stadt Friedberg

Participatory cultural strategy in Friedberg (Bavaria)

Multiplicities supports the Bavarian municipality of Friedberg to create better framework conditions for culture.

Client: City of Friedberg

Photo: Florian Büttner

Strategies for an international creative industry

Multiplicities presents options for the internationalisation of the creative industries in Germany.

Client: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA)

Photo: Stefan Puchner

Participatory cultural profiles for the Augsburg Theatre

Participation, analysis and public dialogue as a starting point for the formulation of new cultural profiles in Augsburg (Bavaria). In cooperation with Dr Patrick Föhl and Tina Gadow, Multiplicities carried out a strategic, citizen-oriented reorientation of Augsburg's cultural landscape for the city of Augsburg.

Client: Augsburg Cultural Department

Photo: Multiplicities / Belius GmbH

Creative impulses for disadvantaged neighbourhoods

Together with Belius GmbH, Multiplicities presents an expertise on neighbourhood development in the Brunnenviertel (Berlin).
It addresses creativity as a potential for inner-city development and presents a mapping of development opportunities through new utilisation and social forms.

Client: BUWOG – Meermann GmbH

Photo: Bastian Lange

Location analysis Digbeth (UK): How does the university cooperate with SMEs?

Multiplicities analyses the economic and socio-cultural environment in Digbeth (Birmingham) with the aim of developing a creative hub.

Client: Birmingham City University