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Are you currently searching for a beautiful yet functional co-working space in vibrant Mitte/Kreuzberg?

We’re renting out 1-6 tables in our spacious and lush office in Charlottenstraße 2, located in Graphisches Zentrum near Checkpoint Charlie. The idea is to start a creative cluster of the best creatives, planners, thinkers and designers – in the urbanism and sustainability space, but also in general!

The desks are available from now on, but the rent from a later date is possible as well. We are  offering large tables, enough space to respect social distancing, and a friendly environment with driven and kind people.


    • Charlottenstrasse 2, 10969 Kreuzberg;
    • easy access –  just 2 min away from U-Bahn Kochstraße station;
    • wide range of restaurants and coffee shops  around, reachable in couple of minutes (Charlotte 2, Chupenga, betahaus and many more);
    • Besselpark is just a few steps away;


    • ±400 m² total space and 100 m² shared space;
    • fully set up work space that includes a large desk (approx. 10 sqm of workspace per person) comfortable chair and other gadgets;
    • shelf space, in case you might need to store things;
    • very bright, spacious room. Also, a lot of space for you plans or posters to be pinned up at the wall;
    • large, dedicated areas for sketching;
    • extensive library of architecture and urban planning books;
    • big kitchen with espresso machine, fridge, microwave and hotplate. Also it’s perfect for a chat or meetings;
    • no carpets;
    • many plants!


Infrastructure & service

    • unrestricted 24/7 access to the space;
    • free internet (super fast speed with glass fibre);
    • weekly cleaning service;
    • theft insurance, includes all electronics, laptops etc.;
    • beautiful and simple design tables, with famous Eiermann frames;
    • space to park your bike or car;
    • ground floor and easy access.


The monthly rent per desk is 300 euros – internet, table, chair, shelf space, keys, cleaning service, storage space and kitchen included in the price. In case you would like to rent more than one desk – the price can be adjusted accordingly.


You’ll share the space with a bunch of young urban planners / architects / engineers from all over the world and our co-worker office LABELS (Cee Cee Creative)

Come visit us at Charlottenstr. 2 | 10969 Berlin and take a look yourself, or reach out with the questions to Aurelija reachable via:

☎️ +49 30 57 70 63 492

Community needs oriented, solar energy powered hubs in rural Rwanda

Earlier this year TSPA started an exciting partnership with The Pulse and Solarkiosks Solutions.

These two Berlin Based companies, together with many other experts, are working towards an inspiring goal to to implement and operate a network of solar-powered rural centers in Rwanda. Each of the E-HUBB will combine fully integrated solar energy systems, retail and whole shops,  stores and offices, tailored to the specific needs of local entrepreneurs or NGOs and many more. TSPA joined this network of experts as a technical advisor for the spatial and architectural concept development as well as integration with the surrounding  urban settlements.

The very first pilot test – The Pulse center is soon to be operating in the first location in Rwanda. Follow us to learn more.


Read more about the Pulse centers here.



Managing a planning firm as a Teal Organisation. This is what we learned

1. The Company is growing, great! Right. Right? Right??

Thomas Stellmach, urbanist and founder of TSPA, realised two years ago that his firm, and life, had to change. The situation didn’t look bad: International city planning projects were underway, academia and international organisations invited TSPA for conferences and lectures. Yet tension was high and constant, mistakes happened, plus the permanent anxiety that there is always more to be done.

Organisational aspects

Why was that? Too much was dependent on Thomas himself. Clients wanted to talk to him directly, decisions had to be taken. Various attempts to outsource or delegate had failed due to decreased quality in results. It was time to transition from an assisted one-person show to a larger structure. Was it time to build a pyramid-shaped org chart?

Mycelium Rhizome, 2009 Pencil on paper 120 x 240 cm. Collection of the artist Represented by Galerie Dusseldorf

Mycelium Rhizome, 2009 Pencil on paper 120 x 240 cm. Collection of the artist Represented by Galerie Dusseldorf


Greentech festival

City Scan powered by TSPA participated at the Greentech Festival

Earlier this year, TSPA team started a new project – CityScan. An initiative for data-driven urbanism. We presented its first analysis at the Greentech Festival where we shared how the principles of sustainable urban planning combined with data can support the future of mobility planning.

How does City Scan approaches data driven urbanism?

TSPA opens its doors for the Day of Architecture

Last Saturday June 27th TSPA opened its doors for the Tag der Architektur (Day of Architecture) organised by the Architecture Chamber.
After a convivial with drinks, our team presented some of our work and held a Q&A session.

Here are some snapshots of the event.

Thanks for everyone who joined us, we look forward to see you next year.

Work platforms: Open source remote communication and basic office organisation strategies

This is the fourth publication of the series “From work desks to work platforms” in which we share the strategies and tools that have helped us doing remote-work even before the Coronavirus Pandemic. Here we present two out of nine tools,Remote communication and basic office arrangement.

5. Keeping the Communication Going

Video and Audio Conferencing, Screen Sharing, Chat and direct Exchange: Riot & Jitsi

Work platforms: Remote Presentations, Data Collection and Analysis

This is the third publication of the series “From work desks to work platforms” in which we share the strategies and tools that have helped us doing remote-work even before the Coronavirus Pandemic. Here we present two out of nine tools, remote presentations, data collection and data analysis.

3. Showing Off: Presentations

Presentations on Site and Remotely: Slides / Powerpoint / Keynote

 What we needed

As opposed to the previous chapter, that dealt with internal presentation, here we talk about external presentations — be it to a client or a lecture at a conference. We searched for a tool that lets develop presentations quickly, intuitively and work simultaneously with external collaborators. Another essential demands are easily grant access editing rights and offline working mode.

What we picked, and why

From Work Desks to Work Platforms

This is the first publication of a series in which we will share the strategies and tools that have worked for us in our experience with remote working. The next publications will which tools we use and how we use them.

How to work remotely without dropping the pencil.

Authors: Aleksandra Katasonova, Filippo Imberti, Thomas Stellmach

Graphics: Amr Elsayed

This document describes the remote work tool kit we use at TSPA. It is specifically the tools that work best for us (you’ll find some links to broader collections of solutions at the end of the text).

Meet our new team members!

As the projects expand, so does the team. We welcome Alexandra and Karina (RU), Cason (US), Benjamin (DE), Jasper (NL), Javier (ES), as well as Luca and Raffaele (IT)!
We are beyond excited to also introduce our CID (chief inspiration director) – sheepcat.

Feel invited to find out more on the new website and to download the new portfolio. Also, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus. And most modern, call us +49 (30) 5770 6349 2.

So long, all best from Berlin.

Open city database

What a great project – repository of open spatial data for cities: contribute!