Peace in the Valley Once Again
Neuer Kunstverein Wuppertal 2011
In the ‘Adlershof’ district to the east of Berlin there lies the Johannisthal Airfield. Germany’s first airplanes took off from here in the beginning of the 20th Century. Facilities such as laboratories, motor testing beds, wind tunnels and hangars were built and were of high military importance during the Third Reich. After the Second World War the airport was closed down by the Red Army and became a self-regulating biotope for rare plants and animals. After the German reunion the ‘City of Science, Business, and Media’ was built on the site as a 65 ha sized natural reserve and landscape parc.