Cemeteries "vor dem Halleschen Tor"  Mehringdamm 21, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Garden--monument

Client: Ev. Friedhofsverband Berlin Stadtmitte

Overall concept for the further development of the listed ensemble of Cemetery III of the Jerusalem and New Church (JNKIII).

The cemetary-complex in front of Hallesches Tor was created in 1819 and consists of several community cemeteries, that developed since the 1730s south of Berlin city limits. It is the oldest cemetery in the city.

Numerous personalities are buried here, the writer E.T.A. Hoffmann and Adelbert von Chamisso, the master builder Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, David Gilly, Carl Ferdinand Langhans, Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse, Edmund Knoblauch and Hermann Blankenstein, the industrialists Werner and Carl von Siemens, the Mendelssohn and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy families, the families of the pharmacists and entrepreneurs Ernst and Richard Schering, the family of the "coal baron" Fritz von Friedländer-Fuld and many others. 

Concept:various individual projects in Cemetery III of the Jerusalem and New Church were summarized in a kind of "master plan" and have been implemented step by step since 2016: 

1. Securing/renovating/restoring 25 mausoleums and graves along the southern, western and eastern wall. Dating from 1824 to 1914. Including the installation of a memorial for Carl Gotthard Langhans in the Massute mausoleum.

2. Renovation of the one-storey building on Mehringdamm, as service buildings with rooms, for the cementary personal, a flower shop and a waiting area for mourners.

3. Design for a cemetery café with a garden on the south-west side of the cemetery, replacing a bungalow (form the 1960s. Not realized yet.

4. Creation of a carport and storage for garden tools on the northern cemetery area.

5. Design for an outdoor-chapel and space on mother-childe bunker (1943).

Team NM: Yasser Almaamoun, Tony Alarkan, Ben Kuehne, Albena Kyuchukova