Ecological Timeline

Sustainable development since 1976

Aufräumarbeitenauf der Sommerwiese im Herbst 1979
1976 Food cooperative as a precursor to the ufaNaturkostladen (Health Food Store), “You Are What You Eat”.
1978 Six week environmental festival in the Hall of Germany in Berlin, “Rethinking Recycling”, solar showers, composting toilets, windmills, etc.
9.6.1979 The friendly takeover of the UFA film lab premises in Templehof.
1979 - 1982 The first combined heat and power generator (mao-diesel) 30 kW/el, 60 kW/th
From 1980 Construction of the first green roofs (Now over 4,000 square metres) and planted facades at ufaFabrik.
1994 Eco-friendly power produced in-house (CHP) 84 kW/el, 180 kW/th. Excess heat from the engine (exhaust and cooling water) is used for heating and hot water for the shower.
1994 Energy-saving lighting and devices in corridors and offices. 75% energy savings.
1994 Collecting rainwater with planted soil filters to water lawns and roofs, and flush the toilets on the whole complex. Saving 1500-2000 cu. metres/yr.
1994 Separating refuse, and recycling. Waste reduced by %10, and organic material composted with worms.
1995 Central control of heating and ventilation systems.
1995 Eco-Exhibition building insulated with recycled paper materials, and painted with mineral paint and casein paint (quark, chalk, linseed oil, and borax).
1995 Wind turbine with 3-metre rotor, and 1,000-Watt generator.
1995 Development of a high-efficiency slotted rotor (Patent Achmed Khammas).
1996 - 1997 Ecological renovation of Café Olé. Cooling of the bar, beer, and air conditioning of the café and the bakery powered by propane. Resource-saving electronics installed. Sheep wool, and acoustic paneling are made from recycled materials, and the windows are insulated for both sound and heat in a single concept for the Café Olé extension. A green-roof bio filter reduced the smells from the canteen.
1996 - 1997 Ecological reconstruction of the whole grain bakery, and dessert shop, with new grain storage and automatic flour vacuum in the bakery. A large refrigerator powered by a propane-brine system is interconnected with the Café Olé. New electronics which meet higher resource efficiency standards, and a technical bio-filter which reduces the smell from the baking ovens with mulch.
1997 The largest solar installation in Berlin with over 50 kWp on the network.
1997 Noise barrier (“Vertikop”) with organic materials installed for the summer garden. 50m long, 5m high.
1994 - 1997 Through a combination of sophisticated infrastructure and environmentally-friendly techniques, the ufaFabrik commercial centre is ecologically and economically optimized.
1999 - 2000 Solar research centre with 12 different systems (module types, tracking systems, inverters, cell types) Power 20 KWp
1999 The ID22 office is established for theoretical and practical work on the themes of sustainable development, preparation of the ID22 Festival for Ecology, Culture, and Community.
1-9 July 2000 ID22 Festival for Ecology, Culture, and Community in tandem with the World Conference on the Future of Cities, “Urban 21" with seminars, conferences, meetings, workshops, Children's theatre, and exhibitions on sustainability issues, and a rally for cyclists, skaters, and electronically-operated vehicles, “21st Century Eco Vehicles”, and the 13th International Solar Boat Cup Berlin, and the first Berlin Water Parade with solar boats and music ships.
July 7, 2000 First ID workshop on the concept of the sustainable development of the Tempelhof harbour, with the participation of regional and urban planning students from TU Berlin.
Oct. 2000 The concept for the Tempelhof Harbour is awarded by “Project Market - A Partner for Sustainable Development” as a key project for the sustainable development of Berlin and Brandenburg.
Nov. 2000 The Tempelhof Harbour concept is awarded by the project agency “Sustainable Berlin”
Jan/Feb 2001 The results of the design of the Tempelhof Harbour are displayed in the Tempelhof City Library.
Feb. 2001 2nd Workshop on the Tempelhof Harbour - Harbour of Cultures, with the participation of regional and urban planning students from TU Berlin.
July 1, 2001 2nd Harbour Festival, “Harbour in Sight”. Solar boat rides, local agenda 21 activities, live music, food and ecology from Brandenburg, Africa, and Latin America, Kids Pirate Party.
2002 Official founding of the “Harbour of Cultures eV” as well as the application of its charitable status.
Feb 2002 Initiation of a monthly roundtable on the Tempelhof Harbour in the district of Tempelhof with the participation of the public, investment teams, all political parties, the district administration, the senate, the owners (3 Brandenburg counties, Water, and Shipping office) with the aim of developing guidelines on the concept of the future Tempelhof Harbour and the design of the development plan.
30.6.2002 3rd Harbour Festival, "All Aboard", with Rio + 10 Festival Berlin Brandenburg solar boat rides, natural goods store, Local Agenda 21 activities, live music, food and ecology from Brandenburg, Africa and Latin America, Children's Festival "Fire - Earth - Air - Water", ID Parade with skating, bicycles and electric vehicles
26.8 - 4.9.02 “Week-the-Future” in tandem with the “World Summit on Sustainable Development” (Rio + 10) in Johannesburg, organized with theme days and events in ufaFabrik, Berlin, and Brandenburg from the office ID22 in ufaFabrik, the Green League and the WWF Conservation Office East.
29.6.2003 Under the slogan "All clear for landing", we celebrated the 4th harbour festival. Solar boats and canoes on the Teltow Canal, activities of the local Agenda 21, culture and cuisine from around the world, environmental and regional products and a colorful children's party contributed to the success of this growing region-wide event possible.
Sept. 2003 The second, "Week of Sustainability" was chosen to be held in Berlin and Brandenburg, over many other German and European cities. This was hosted in cooperation with many public and private partners. 24.6.2004 ufaFabrik is officially recognized by the the UN-Habitat for "Best Practice to Improve the Living Environment" and listed in the corresponding database.
24.6.2004 5th Harbour Festival: Multicultural stage program with children's theater and circus, solar boat rides, canoe and water bikes, children's party, information and market stalls with food and ecology, arts and crafts, organic beer and sausage, bike and skate demos, and many surprises.
26/27.11.04 Symposium on "Culture and Sustainability" in cooperation with the Trans Europe Halles network, the National Association for Socio-Cultural Centres, ID22, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
26.6.2005 6th Harbour Festival with the slogan, "All clear for landing" is also about the problems with the harbour. Of course, with good humor, optimism, and plenty of culture for young and old
2.7.2006 7th Harbour Festival
1.7.2007 8th Harbour Festival
23.6.2008 Bio-Caravan in Berlin, and international group of people with a love for music and vegan food will prepare organic food for music festivals in ufaFabrik.
6.7.2008 9th Harbour Festival
Oct. 2009 Unveiling of the terrace where you can view the green roofs, solar panels, and research project.
2011 Symposium, “Straw in the City”
Sept. 2012 International Seminar Week, "Creative Strategies of Sustainability" within the context of the EU-project Engine Europe. Skills development for cultural managers and artists in order to implement sustainability strategies in the field of culture. Focal point: Building construction using Earth. The first bicycle cinema in the ufaFabrik: The energy required for the projector is generated by the cycling of the viewers.
Sept. 2013 Second Seminar Week, "Creative strategies of sustainability", in the context of the EU-project Engine Europe. Skills development for cultural managers and artists in order to implement sustainability strategies in the field of culture. This year's focus: Diet! The second bike cinema with improved technology takes place.