The noise insulation fund for Berlin’s clubs spawns imitators across Europe.
€665,000. That’s how much the state of Berlin has already awarded to thirteen clubs for noise insulation installation. The fund that’s been running since 2018 has already defused a few neighbourhood conflicts. This system that aims to prevent or at least slow down Clubsterben, the death of clubs due to gentrification and other developments, has proven to be so popular that cities such as Barcelona and Cologne want to adopt it, too. The idea has also found proponents in Munich and Lithuania’s capital Vilnius.