The dream of flying
The dream of paradise
by Gerlinde Schuller and Claudia Weber

The book documents a unique accumulation of superlatives.
Light is shed on two business strategies – CargoLifter and
Tropical Islands – attempting to realise mankind’s primordial
dreams, the dream of flying and the dream of paradise.

The scene is the world’s largest self-supporting hall in a small
village close to Berlin.
The authors Gerlinde Schuller and Claudia Weber compare
these two visions on their paths to implementation, while
simultaneously putting them in the context of current
international events.

The documentation is supplemented with text contributions by:
Sam Jacob (FAT Ltd., London), Dingeman Kuilman (Premsela
Design Foundation, Amsterdam), Jochen Becker (critic and
curator, Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Bernd Kriegesmann (Institute for
Applied Innovation Research, Bochum).

Idea Books, 2006
16.5 x 23 cm, 136 pages, English
ISBN-13: 978-90-810927-1-5
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'Using a non-traditional structure and relying on their visual arts and design backgrounds, the authors are able to present a fully realised portrait of this unique hall, the two functions it has served and the impact its presence has had on the local and national psyche in a way that is both informative and critical.'
Excerpt from the book review by Andrew Finegold
The Art Book Journal, November 2008, Volume 15, Issue 4