Knowledge Exchange Südkreuz

Innolandkarte suedkreuz
Mobility Hub Berlin Südkreuz


In the beginning of 2014 the DB Station&Service AG set up the program “Future Station Berlin Südkreuz“ to create a test environment for long distance railway stations. A new understanding of stations as attractive hubs for sustainable transport, as local production sites of renewables, and as an intelligent guidepost gives this project its direction.


A hole set of measures with sustainable, connected solutions has been developed and partly implemented. At the start of the project, the first DB Station&Services’ facilities for long distance coaches was opened. The last mile is served with an electric bus operated by the local transit provider Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe. Inside the building, multiple innovation modules are implemented step by step. Examples are the digital display of train car positions or the usage of indoor navigation systems. Renewables are installed as solar modules and vertical wind power facilities. As a tool for planning, coordination and presentation, an in-house development of the InnoZ was applied: The Map of Innovations.

Innolandkarte herangehensweise 1
Creation of a 3D view
Innolandkarte herangehensweise 2
Integration of information and pictures via content management system
Innolandkarte herangehensweise 3
An interactive, map-based communication tool has been created
The map of Innovations in use


The Map of Innovations creates the opportunity to observe the experimental area on different zoom levels. Different scenarios can be assessed on their influence in the micro-urban context and a broad set of information is joined in an easily understandable way. The decentralized management of content additionally allows a participatory approach to smart cities and their potential future shape.


Duration: 2014 - 2017
Client: Innovationszentrum für Mobilität und gesellschaftlichen Wandel (InnoZ) GmbH
Location: Berlin


  • Communication of information and dialogues with stakeholders
  • Display of systematic effects
  • Illustration of innovations and simulation of futuristic scenarios
  • Visualisation of workshop topics and results

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Contact our Mobility Consulting Team!

Project manager Maximilian Power