Position and significance of Kantstraße
Kantstraße is a 2.3 kilometre long shopping street in City West. It begins at Breitscheit Square and stretches to Suarezstraße, where it turns into Neue Kantstraße. The eastern section between Breitscheid Square and Savigny Square houses providers of high-quality interior designs, including stilwerk, and galleries and restaurants.
In close cooperation with Regional Management CITY WEST, 20 people in the area were involved collectively for the first time in 2011 in order to increase the level of awareness and to improve its image.
First Kantstraße Design Mile in 2011
On the weekend of 28/29. October 2011, Kantstraße came to life more than usual between Breitscheid Square and Savigny Square. The attractive event programme for the Kantstraße Design Mile will ensure an above-average, high number of visitors and experiences. In no time at all, the interior design shops, galleries and property developers set up a programme that could be seen, felt and tried, including a logo and a website. The customers and guests were enthusiastic about the special consulting offers, exhibitions and culinary surprises.
The initiators of the event included stilwerk Berlin, whose Center Manager Dr. Silvia Nielius undertook the extensive supplementary private financing for the Kantstraße Design Mile. "Synergy effects are what the area needs and the "Active Centres" programme is used to combine public funds with private participation", said Sylvia Nielius.
Regional Management CITY WEST coordinated the involved actors in the area and supported the campaign together with the economic promotion of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf District, the Senate Department for Urban Development, the Senate Department for Economy, Technology and Women, AG City and the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
In total, a large number of people from the district and guests from Berlin took part, while visitors to the city were enthusiastic about the diversity of Kantstraße.