German architect proposes construction of mountain near Berlin

The architect wants to create the world’s largest man-made mountain, at 3,280 feet.

July 13, 2015 |
German architect proposes construction of mountain near Berlin

The architect envisions more topography in the otherwise flat capital city of Germany. Renderings courtesy Jakob Tigges

Inhabitat reports that German architect Jakob Tigges released his design, titled “The Berg,” to construct a 3,280-foot man-made mountain on the site of the former Templehof airport in Berlin, saying that it would attract snow-sport loving tourists in an otherwise flat city.

Tigges said in his manifesto: “While big and wealthy cities in many parts of the world challenge the limits of possibility by building gigantic hotels with fancy shapes, erecting sky-high office towers, or constructing hovering philharmonic temples, Berlin sets up a decent mountain… Hamburg, as stiff as flat, turns green with envy, rich and once proud Munich starts to feel ashamed of its distant Alp-panorama and planners of the Middle East, experienced in taking the spell off any kind of architectural utopia immediately design authentic copies of the iconic Berlin-Mountain.”

So far, the project’s only accomplishment is Facebook-fame, having hit nearly 9,000 likes on its page, as well as garnering plenty attention from the German press.

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