Die Illustration zeigt eine Giraffe, deren schwarze Fellteile Nullen und Einsen enthalten. Drei Personen fahren mit jeweils unterschiedlichen Elektrorollern den Hals der Giraffe hoch.

SMART SPACE Hardenbergplatz

From a Station Square to a City Plaza - Co-creating and Operating Smart Spaces

The SMART SPACE Hardenbergplatz pilot project aims to transform the area in front of Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten by 2026. In collaboration with Berlin's citizens, the projects transforms the area from a typical station square into a vibrant city plaza with improved quality of stay and usage as well as smart mobility offerings. SMART SPACE Hardenbergplatz follows a transdisciplinary approach, bringing together governmental actors, businesses, and academia, whilst including citizens and users through participatory processes.

News and Events

  • Zwei Personen schneiden ein rotes Band durch.

    Impressions of the opening of the outdoor exhibition

    This is how the opening of the outdoor exhibition on Hardenbergplatz went on 24th of August 2023. To the impressions

  • Frau zeigt auf Tafeln der Ausstellung, während zwei Personen auf den Bänken sitzen.

    Public Participation - Your ideas for Hardenbergplatz

    Until 30 April 2024, all interested parties have the opportunity to express their views on the SMART SPACE Hardenbergplatz and get involved in the pilot project. More information

  • Die Freiluftausstellung auf dem Hardenbergplatz von oben

    From Forecourt to City Square – Interactive Exhibition with Seating Options on Hardenbergplatz

    Here you can access the info-exhibition at Hardenbergplatz! To the exhibition.

  • The Workshop on Users and Usages

    On March, 2nd 2023 the GD:B process entered the next phase. To the retrospective

  • The Expert Dialogue

    The Expert Dialogue took place at the Change Hub on January 26, 2023. Take a look here

The goals of the project

To make spaces like Hardenbergplatz more demand-oriented in the future, it requires new forms of managing public areas, such as innovative operating models.

Within the SMART SPACE Hardenbergplatz project, the following goals are intended to be achieved:

  • Identifying existing usage demands and conflicts at Hardenbergplatz.
  • Enhancing the flexibility and efficient management of the public space.
  • Developing a scalable and transferable operating model that can be applied to similar squares throughout the city and country.
  • Creating a prototypical negotiation platform, using smart technologies.
  • Improving local mobility connectivity by offering a broader range of options.
  • Enhancing the quality of stay and the quality of usage through temporary placemaking interventions using pop-up strategies.

These goals aim to transform Hardenbergplatz into a more responsive and user-centric space, utilizing innovative approaches to manage and optimize its functionality and its appeal.


Christin Heda (Project Management)

Bezirksamt Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf


The illustration shows three persons, sitting in an automatic car, while they drink coffee or sleep.

Project Partners

These organisations are working together on the SMART SPACE Hardenbergplatz pilot project.