Gallery: Design for World’s Largest Man-Made Mountain Towers Over Berli...


German architect Jakob Tigges has unveiled a plan for a 1,000m tall faux mountain at the site of the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin, and his supporters are taking it rather seriously. Dubbed “The Berg,” the snow-capped colossus would be the world’s largest man-made mountain and would serve as a tourist attraction for skiers in the otherwise slope-less city. We’re all about adding green space to urban environments, but devoting an enormous amount of time, energy and resources into a gigantic landmass that isn’t even inhabitable on the inside seems like a huge mound of you-know-what, if you ask us.

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  1. Dave Waugh February 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I think they need to make a molehill out of that mountain.

  2. davidwayneosedach November 14, 2009 at 8:37 am

    I hope this project gets off the ground! Can you imagine a similar artificial mountain in central Paris? Awesome!

  3. lisasaur November 10, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Thank you for posting this story! It’s a really interesting project and it’s nice to see it getting international press.

    Cute, though, that this article asks the question whether the Berg is “worth building” or not, as the entire project is intended as a tongue-in-cheek artistic/political statement. It’s a satirical jab at local Berlin politicians for their lack of imagination in determining a future for the Tempelhof airport property.

    It’s a joke, guys. Get it? A mountain? In the middle of Berlin? lolololol.

    Anyway otherwise very nice work :)

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