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The Jahnsportpark citizens’ initiative has criticized the procedure for redesigning the Pankow Jahnsportpark. “The citizens’ initiative Jahnsportpark is appalled by the selected designs and sees the concerns of climate protection and residents almost completely disregarded,” says a press release sent on Wednesday.

The Senate Department for Urban Development, Building and Housing selected 15 designs from 24 entries to start the second phase of the competition. The drafts were posted online for eight hours on Tuesday.

“The sports park is being overwhelmed by the sheer mass of new buildings. With these plans, the Jahnsportpark will not become a beacon of contemporary inclusion, it will become a memorial of complete climate ignorance and failed citizen participation,” said Alexander Puell from the citizens’ initiative, which is also joined by writer Wladimir Kaminer and actress Barbara Sotelsek and other prominent citizens.