Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database
A short description of the NBS project
The building of the Institute of physics of the Humboldt university in Berlin is the result of combining decentralised rainwater management, building greening and elements for cooling and ventilation. All necessary factors, like water and energy consumption, temperature, radiation, etc., are monitored, evaluated, optimised and documented to gain information about basic conditions for the longterm implementation and further development of innovative and economic technologies. This project gives needed information about benefits of façade greening. The results and experiences of the concept model were integrated into the “Rainwater Management Concepts – Greening building, cooling buildings – Planning, Construction, Operation and Maintance Guidelines” developed by the Senate for Urban development of the City Berlin.
Based on concept of decentralised rainwater management, building greening and elements for cooling and ventilation the objective of the intervention is to draw up recommendations for optimal and economical management of technical and innovative components regarding sustainable water and energy resources.
NBS Implementation context
Description of the NBS
object (building, etc.)
NBS Impacts scale
object (building, etc.)
Urban density/ Soil consumption
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
A public institution, a local organization (city or metropolitan)
Berlin Senate for Urban Development, Department VI,
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved
Leader: Berlin Senate for Urban Development, Department VI & Ministerial Affairs of Building, section ecological construction
Main partners: Humboldt Universtity & University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.)
More detail on the process and the role of the different stakeholders (How did it happen?)
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project.
Students and teachers, neighbours
Global Estimated cost of the project
more than 5M€
Description of the financing mechanism
Substitute with renewables and natural processes
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation
large (beyond 5 years)
Expected life time of the intervention
more than 30
Already feedbacks on the project? In case, the project has already been adapted to new requisites, please explain the modifications brought
Success and limiting factors
What makes this project a pioneer?
Brief description of the innovativeness
Has the project received a prize, an award?
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.)