Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We use cookies to personalise your experience; learn more in our Privacy and Cookie Policy. You can opt out of some cookies by adjusting your browser settings; see the cookie policy for details. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies.

Architect plans massive man-made mountain


A 900m-tall snow-capped artificial mountain has been proposed by architect Jacob Tigges as a landmark for the German city of Berlin

To be known as The Berg, it would obliterate the historic Tempelhof airport, which has now closed, and become the biggest man-made mountain in the world.

The ‘wacky’ German architect hopes the snow-covered slopes would create an ideal location for skiing, and has already received backing in the local media.

The architect believes that extensive benefits of such a project might encourage other cities in Germany, such as Hamburg and Munich, and even the Middle-Eastern countries, to follow suit.

Astragal suggests central Shipley, West Yorkshire for the UK’s first Mont Madness.


Readers' comments (6)

  • has he thought about disabled access ?

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • ^^^where is the song chief?

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • y?

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Actually, Shipley is twinned with Hamm not Berlin. May I propose dumping a load of earth on top of that 'sponge' not too far away called Leeds. They have ambitions to build tall there and have a good recent history of trying to do things too big to sustain. Also it will bury all that awful rubbish built there over the last 10 years or so - sounds perfect.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Actually, Tigges' proposal is not to build a mountain, but rather to pretend that there is one, to attract visitors. The submission came complete with a range of postcards and tourist info pamphlets.

    It wasn't a serious proposal, more a commentary on the lack of imagination of the authorities who set up the competition.

    Still, would be good news for Berlin's many unemployed ski instructors and mountain goat-herds...

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Why? and where is all the land material going to come from....

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.