Since the beginning of the 90s many architecture firms have been either founded in Berlin or have relocated here. In addition to the 90s building boom, this development was encouraged by Berlin’s status as a capital city. Among the large-scale projects are undertakings such as the Olympic stadium and Berlin’s central train station (the Hauptbahnhof).
With 4000 architects residing in Berlin - not counting architecture students - it is home to the second largest population of Architects in Germany. Numerous institutions and forums, such as the Architecture Forum Aedes and the Institute for German Architects (Bund deutscher Architekten), influence the field with their networks and activities. After a time burdened with unemployment issues and economical recession, the business climate within the field of architecture has been brightening up over the last few years.