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Regenbogenfabrik
REPAIR AND OCCUPATION, CHILDREN'S, CULTURE AND NEIGHBORHOOD CENTRE IN BERLIN-KREUZBERG
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Founding year:
Jahr der Gr├╝ndung:
1979
Time period:
time period:
since 1979/1985
Place:
Ort:
Berlin
Region:
Region:
Western Europe
Country:
Land:
Germany
Location:
Location:
Regenbogenfabrik, urban space
Target Group:
Zielgruppe:
Neighbours
Citizens
Everyone
Description
Description
In the early 1980s, residents of Berlin-Kreuzberg defended themselves against the city's policy of demolition and new construction under the slogan ┬╗It's better to squat than to own.┬ź After appeals against the prevailing redevelopment practice to the state housing office were unsuccessful, students occupied the first houses. Evictions by the police led to a heated climate that erupted into street fights. However, many squatters were interested in a peaceful settlement and through their practice contributed to a comprehensive preservation of the building fabric, which in many cases led to legalisations. Some successful squats still exist today, such as the Regenbogenfabrik cultural and neighbourhood centre. During the IBA Berlin in 1984, the ┬╗repair of the city┬ź was elevated to a guiding urban principle. Making the existing housing stock usable again marked a move away from land redevelopment through new buildings towards cautious urban renewal. The Regenbogenfabrik (Rainbow Factory) Berlin is an alternative project of the squatters of the 1980s. It is a hostel, bicycle workshop, carpentry workshop, cinema, kitchen & canteen and day care centre.
Goals
Goals
Counter-movement to the demolition and new construction policy of the city of Berlin. Turning away from land redevelopment through new buildings towards a cautious urban renewal that creates new community spaces.
Outcomes
Outcomes
Soon after its legalisation, the Regenbogenfabrik in Berlin-Kreuzberg established itself as a ┬╗children's, cultural and neighbourhood centre┬ź. Today, the grounds and buildings of the Regenbogenfabrik cover approx. 1,300 m┬▓ of usable space and 900 m┬▓ of open space and are located in the courtyard of Lausitzer Stra├če 22 near G├Ârlitzer Park, which has been on the site of the former G├Ârlitzer Bahnhof since the 1990s.
Initiators
Initiator*innen
Students, residents of Berlin-Kreuzberg
Responsible
Responsible
Further information
Further Information
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Bilder
West-Berlin - Regenbogenfabrik

The Regenbogenfabrik (Rainbow Factory) - a squatted former factory site in Berlin Kreuzberg, on 13 July 1981. Photo: ┬ę picture alliance / dpa / dpa

02_Rbf_Eingang

The entrance area of the Regenbogenfabrik today. Photo: GerhardSchuhmacher, 2013, licence: C CC BY-SA 4.0, Source: Wikipedia

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