the founder & director

Nadine Kuhla von Bergmann graduated in 2002 as an aNadinerchitect at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee specialising in trans-scale strategies. She freelanced in various architecture and urban design offices in Berlin and Cape Town – restlessly looking for cross-cultural and challenging design tasks. In 2011 she joined the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) as guest researcher, which turned out to be one of her most inspiring trans-disciplinary professional experiences. From 2012 -2013 she worked for the nationally funded megacities research project “Young Cities” at ISR, TU Berlin with Prof. Pahl-Weber and became deeply involved in global urban design challenges related to energy- and resource efficiency. 

Currently, she lectures at the CHORA City & Energy Institute, TU Berlin with Prof. Bunschoten and enjoys the international air at the 8th floor of the Institute for Architecture. Besides teaching she is currently working on her phd where she focuses on Berlin and Cape Town as prototypes for “Creative Climate Cities”.

Nadine actively promotes “Klima Kieze” as the drivers for social innovation based future cities and bottom-up smart cities with the support of the Bildungswerk Berlin der Heinrich Böll Stiftung.