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    Hochhaus Ring Berlin

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    Proposal of a scyscraper development plan for Berlin. 25 locations for living, hotel and office around the city.

     

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    Nöfer Architekten mit Klaus Zahn 2016 2050 Berlin
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    Schützengarten

    Schützengarten Dresden Schützengarten

    The district of Wilsdruffer Vorstadt forms part of central Dresden and is characterized by somewhat random post-war architecture. Demolishing the prefab high-rise building on the Könneritzstrasse opens up the possibility of developing a new residential area that integrates well with the surrounding urban fabric. Town houses combining residential with small-scale commercial functions will fill the gaps in the perimeter block structure, thus rehabilitating the district’s public spaces while at the same time separating public from private space and noisy areas from quiet ones. At the heart of the new development lies the former Schützengarten as a quiet green area. It will be expanded to open up new vistas and links to the city centre, providing a focus for access routes within the development as well as links to the surrounding areas. The reconstitution of the urban layout goes hand in hand with the construction of a varied architecture designed in accordance with the general guidelines set up for the project, which specify colours and materials appropriate to the ensemble and its integration into the urban fabric.

    Schützenplatz GmbH, München 2014 2020 Dresden
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    Upside Berlin

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    On the site once occupied by Berlin’s Schlesischer Bahnhof, a new, as yet fragmented district has begun to spring up around the recently built O2-World stadium. Two residential tower blocks to the west of the stadium are to be completed by 2016. In compliance with the urban master plan passed in 2002, the buildings will have a gross floor area of approx. 60,000 square metres including the base structures from which the towers rise. The towers are 86 and 95 metres tall, respectively, while the base structures are seven storeys high. The buildings outline two new squares on their south and west. The towers’ panorama façades provide stunning views of the city. Balancing the upward thrust of the towers, they have a strong horizontal emphasis that also extends to the base structures, although the latter have less extensive glazing. The formal idiom clearly references Berlin’s early modernist style, combining urban façades with a modern sense of form. The complex structure derives its homogenity from its stone surfaces. The two blocks and towers comprise 420 apartments, offices, shops, and serviced apartments.

    Wohnkompanie Berlin 2013 2018 Berlin Housing Commercial Office
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    Hallesche Straße

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    This residential development including twelve apartment buildings and a day care centre is situated in the immediate vicinity of Anhalter Bahnhof. The open, semi-public character of the complex goes back to a development plan drawn up in 1997. Reached by a shared access road, the site is criss-crossed by various paths linking it to the outside world. The development plan follows a stringent approach centred around six-storey residential wings and eight-storey tower houses with bay windows and loggias which harmonize with the surrounding urban rhythm. Pilasters, string courses, and fascia clearly articulate the rendered façades rising above a two-storey “rusticated” base of light-yellow clinker brick. The buildings are grouped around a central courtyard designed to integrate a protected oak tree. The ensemble thus references the reform housing blocks of Early Modernism and their focus on attractive, well-tended shared garden areas.

    Kondor Wessels Wohnen Berlin, Reggeborgh Projektentwicklung 2014 2017 Berlin Housing
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    Spree One

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    The SPREE ONE project is sited where the Spree River and the Landwehr Canal meet in the northern part of Berlin’s district of Charlottenburg. Comprising 220 private apartments, office and retail space as well as a children’s day care centre, the new building replaces its 1960s predecessor, which uses the entirety of the site. The meandering shape of the new architecture opens up the site and redefines the surrounding urban space: A ten-storey section along Landwehr Canal closes the gap between the Spreeresidenzen ensemble and the administrative building across the road to the east. To the west, a garden will replace the dilapidated multi-storey car park. Another garden will be planted on the roof of the east-facing retail spaces along Dovestrasse. Bands of yellow brick alternating with rendered string courses accentuate the façades’ horizontal articulation. Projecting balconies enhance the architecture’s gestural expression. The main façade of the new building is set back from the street and aligned with Cauerstrasse, which is only 650 metres long. This gives Cauerstrasse a visually satisfying termination while at the same time “borrowing” it to provide the new building with a generous approach.

    Optima Center Charlottenburg, Quintas mbH & Co.KG 2014 2017 Berlin Housing Commercial Office
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    Villa Rhineland II

    Private Mansion in the Rhineland II Villa Rhineland II

    This private mansion is situated at the margins of a newly developed area bordered by a nature reserve to the north, elegant residential areas to the east and west, and a neighbourhood with smaller homes to the south. The building’s orientation on the site ensures ideal lighting conditions and plenty of sun for the entrance, terrace, pool, and summer house. Light-coloured coarse rendering above a solid stone base of Istrian limestone contrasts with the dark window frames and doors. Deep eaves shelter the façade and minimise solar gain from the large windows. The massive exterior walls are 55 cm thick and made of breathable material to ensure a pleasant climate in the high-ceilinged rooms all the year round. The aim was to build a house that meets the highest construction standards without appearing pretentious – a house that harmonises with the neighbourhood and translates the traditional idiom of stately homes and mansions into modern terms. Superb craftsmanship is evident in the integration of cutting-edge technical equipment in the interior, where it functions discreetly in the background.

    private 2011 2016 Housing
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    Palais Holler (Holler House) Kurfürstendamm 170

    The Holler House replaces a 1960s building. Irremediable flood damage in the basement has made the demolition of this simple design by architects Franz-Heinrich Sobotka and Gustav Müller inevitable. The new, five-storey office building includes two attic floors, a two-storey underground car park, and a small garden. A beautifully appointed two-storey lobby leads to the central courtyard surrounded by office units of different sizes. The structure and articulation of the imposing façade on Kurfürstendamm harmonize with the style typical of the architecture on this handsome boulevard. The overall impression is one of unexcited integration into the streetscape. This is also reflected in the roof, which references the characteristic combination of pitched, mansard, and flat roof that is seen in many of the buildings along Kurfürstendamm.

    Holler Stiftung München 2011 2016 Berlin Office Commercial
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    Brockessches Palais

    Brockessches Palais (Brockes House) Brockessches Palais

    An elegant townhouse built in 1776 by Carl von Gontard in the centre of Potsdam forms the core of a new ensemble based on the site’s historical layout. The challenge is to recover the unique character of the original design while at the same time carving out a contemporary profile. The façade is being restored to its historical splendour, but the house itself will be fully modernized in compliance with conservation orders to provide spacious residences. Two new buildings, each with three full stories, flank the centre house and place it within a contemporary setting. Pilasters and string courses articulate the façades. In acknowledgment of the centre house’s superior age and status, the eaves of the new buildings are slightly lower. The wings of the ensemble reach back into the site and enclose a private green space linked by various paths to the neighbouring park. In immediate vicinity of historic buildings like the Lange Stall and the Garnison Church, the project makes an important contribution to the reconstitution and rehabilitation of Potsdam’s historic city centre.

    Brockessches Palais Grundbesitz GmbH 2012 2015 Potsdam Housing Commercial
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    Sasse Destillery

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    The Sasse Distillery in west Münsterland requested a concept for a visitor area and a storage depot. The challenge was to create a design that references the forms and materials of traditional agricultural buildings in the Münsterland while translating these to a timeless idiom.The new storage depot forms a landmark on the slope of Schöppinger Berg. Its base of solid Baumberg sandstone is three meters high and supports a dark timber-framed roof featuring a raised clerestory level. North-facing windows and the smal clerestory windows allow a muted light to filter into the building. Similar window formats recur on the gable ends. Combined with dimmable spotlights, this natural lighting lends a special ambience to the building's interior.The atmospheric complexity resulting from the interplay of varied natural light sources, different types of wood, coloured cement concrete, and stone will also distinguish the distillery's visitor area, where benches are provided for the convenience of tour groups.The ensemble hightlights the character of a traditional family business which, while being firmly rooted in the traditions of the Münsterland region, is at the cutting edge in terms of modern production and marketing.

    Feinbrennerei Sasse Lagerkorn GmbH 2010 2014 Schöppingen (NRW) Commercial Cultural
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    Beuth-Hof Süd

    Beuth-Hof Süd, Berlin-Mitte Beuth-Hof Süd

    The five buildings on the south side of the Beuth-Hof ensemble complete this project of eleven townhouses built on a site on the former Berlin Wall border strip. This final section was planned and built in collaboration with Kahlfeldt Architekten and Oda Pälmke. Although the apartment buildings are linked by a shared courtyard, each has its own, distinctive design. The houses at the rear of the courtyard, designed by Nöfer Architekten, are notable for their numerous loggias. These articulate the façade structure in a series of projections and setbacks, emphasize the south-looking exterior living spaces, and provide a clear profile to the garden front. Tall round arches mark the entrances to the otherwise rather introverted base of the building, which accommodates various service rooms.
    The individual buildings all have a distinctive character of their own; together they form a new, multifaceted neighbourhood that references the traditional middle-class apartment buildings of central Berlin.

    Groth Gruppe 2012 2014 Berlin Housing
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    Wallstraße

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    As revealed by its name, Wallstraße marks the line of Berlin’s medieval city wall. A thick layer of mud had to be pierced before the builders reached ground solid enough to support a new building. Another structural challenge resulted from the vibration caused by the underground railway running underneath Wallstraße; this was blocked by using elastomeric supports. The eight-storey building has two main entrances and two street numbers, with a central passageway providing access to the rear wing. The display windows of small businesses that have set up shop on the ground floor enhance the urban character of the main wing facing the street. Stone and stucco set off the ground floor façade from the five storeys rising above with their strong vertical emphasis bounded against the sloping roof by the decided line of the cornice. The entrances at nos. 25 and 26 are marked by slim porticos. Inside, the moulding on the lobby ceilings was specially designed by the artist Rainer Morawietz. The new structure integrates well with the adjoining listed office buildings, while its rendered façade confidently asserts its status as a residential building.

    Groth Gruppe 2011 2014 Berlin Housing Commercial
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    Ella

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    ELLA is privileged. The new residential building is situated in immediate vicinity to both the rolling lawns of Ernst-Thälmann-Park and the dense urban fabric that emerged south of Prenzlauer Berg’s Danziger Straße at the end of the nineteenth century. ELLA’s rounded corner on the intersection of Ella-Kay-Straße and Fröbelstraße is a nod to the crescent-shaped Prenzlauer Bogen across the street; together the two buildings define a unique urban space. Apart from Prenzlauer Bogen with its stucco fronts, another of ELLA’s notable neighbours is the former hospital designed by Hermann Blankenstein, a listed brick building. ELLA’s façades combine the two materials, brick and stucco, to create a harmonious balance between sober red and radiant white surfaces. Inside the four terraced houses, premium materials and lighting enhance the lobbies’ spacious elegance. The ground-floor residences have private gardens facing southeast and northwest, with loggias and balconies on the upper floors. The shared garden on the raised ground facing southeast features playgrounds and green spaces accessible to all residents.

    Reggeborgh Investment und Management GmbH, KondorWessels 2013 2014 Berlin Housing
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    "12053"

    “12053”: Residential Buildings in Berlin-Neukölln "12053"

    The project is situated next to the original premises of the Kindl brewery in the district of Neukölln, with traditional Berlin tenement blocks to the north and less homogeneous modern developments to the south. The challenge is to achieve a natural reconciliation between these two conflicting urban landscapes. On the empty lot between Mainzer Straße and the historic brewery, two new buildings of up to seven storeys are to take shape; the differences in height are due to the area’s topography. A shared underground car park will link the two buildings. Seventy apartments will be in the western block, with another forty-nine in the second building. The L-shaped buildings define a shared garden area at the rear and, in front of the second building, a small square with the old brewery opposite. The rendered façades of the two new buildings reflect the style and colour scheme of late-nineteenth-century architectures in Neukölln’s north.

    Casada GmbH 2012 2014 Berlin Housing
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    Heydt Eins

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    This residential building with shops on the ground floor is strikingly situated near Berlin’s Tiergarten park. Its windows offer views of Landwehr canal and the stately Villa von der Heydt. The building’s unique character derives from its conical ground plan. With its tall, rounded frontage, the east-facing corner juts towards the canal and the rooms in this part of the building seem to curve out into the spectacular view. The main entrance is also located at this end, where a sequence of lobbies takes residents to the lift serving their wing; access to the residential units is via open galleries facing into a green and leafy atrium. Round balconies clinging to the exterior façades like swallow’s nests allow residents a privileged view of what goes on in the street below. On the fifth floor, a west-facing roof garden open to all residents looks out over the neighbourhood’s rooftops.

    Groth Gruppe 2012 2014 Berlin Housing Commercial
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    Beuth-Hof Nord

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    The part of Berlin south of the Spree River in which this project is sited still bears the scars of World War II and the no-man’s-land (“Todesstreifen”) of the Berlin Wall. The adjoining Luisenstadt district had to wait until 2010 before first initiatives were undertaken to redevelop it as an inner-city residential area. The new ensemble is situated directly atop where the Berlin Wall once stood. Each of its eleven townhouses expresses a strong individuality. The building illustrated here consists of privately owned dwellings, with lettable spaces available in the adjoining section in Beuth-Hof Süd. The houses from the first construction phase are grouped around a spacious courtyard accessible from Beuthstraße and Seydelstraße via wide passageways. A fountain framed by pergolas forms the centre of the green and leafy courtyard, which clearly references the traditional Berlin tenement house. Further architectural allusions to this building type are suggested by the articulation of the façade and the tall lobbies with parallel flights of stairs rising to the first floor. Design and materials combine to create a contemporary version of Berlin’s typical residential neighbourhoods.

    Groth Gruppe 2011 2013 Berlin Housing Commercial
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    Eldenaer Tor

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    This building forms the gateway to the new inner-city residential development taking shape in the former stockyard, whose historic buildings provide the basis for extensive modernization and transformation. Although the new building reflects the historical architecture of its surroundings, its shape and function are thoroughly contemporary. Following an unconventional concept, the building will house four residential units on the upper floors and a day care centre occupying c. 760 square metres on the ground floor. Two of the flats have patio gardens, and all four have access to extensive roof gardens. The day care centre’s playrooms are situated behind the building’s long exterior façade. Large windows with low sills at just the right height for a toddler to sit on link the inside to the outside all the year round, as well as providing easy access from playroom to playground in summer.

     

    cds Wohnbau Berlin GmbH 2011 2013 Berlin Housing Commercial Cultural
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    Eldenaer Höfe

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    The former cattle barns of the old stockyard were built in 1881 by Hermann Blankenstein. Years of neglect have caused substantial and, in some cases, irreparable damage to the buildings’ structural core. Yet the complex is ideally situated in central Berlin, with shops, sports facilities, and extensive parks in the vicinity. The buildings are too derelict for rehabilitation, however, and must be demolished, although some gable fronts will remain standing. Given this unusual situation, the new residential buildings has traced the outlines of the old barns. The historic gable fronts is integrated into the new structures or, where missing, recreated in simplified form. In view of the dense urban context and strict conservation orders, the challenge was to create good architecture on a slim budget. The plasticity and tectonic structure of the new buildings’ sand-coloured façades clearly reference the architecture of the old barns.

    cds Wohnbau Berlin GmbH 2009 2013 Berlin Housing Urban planning
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    Lentzeallee

    Lentzeallee, Dahlem Lentzeallee

    Previously an experimental field operated by Technische Universität Berlin, the site has a pastoral air belied by its location within the city limits, which has had developers vying for building permission for years. The project was developed by Nöfer Architekten in collaboration with Höhne Architekten and Wiegand-Hoffmann-Architekten for Groth Gruppe. Sixty-four townhouses and nine apartment buildings are grouped around a landscaped garden that defines the new development’s unique character. The overall architectural harmony is enhanced by decorative elements such as the combination of white stucco and red brick, which forges a visual link between the new buildings and the English-style brick of the 1920s university buildings across the road.

    Groth Gruppe 2008 2012 Berlin Housing Urban planning
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    Brunnenstraße

    Medical Centre Brunnenstraße Brunnenstraße

    This project unites three different functions: on the ground floor there is a pharmacy, the first to fourth floors house medical practices, and on the two top floors there are private residences with large terraces. The building fills the gap torn by World War II on the corner of Brunnenstraße/Anklamer Straße and integrates well with the surrounding area, which has experienced a real boom since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The tranquil stucco façades that characterize most of the architecture in this area are here given a new interpretation. Large windows with low sills pleasantly link the rooms of the medical centre with the outside. Situated on Brunnenstraße, the entrance is marked by a double-height arch. A clearly articulated cornice above the fourth floor reflects the building’s interior organization and integrates the façade with the surrounding five-storey buildings. The 3.7-metre pillar of solid granite on the corner makes the pharmacy premises on the ground floor appear larger and lends support to the medical centre’s unique character.

    Ärztehaus Brunnenstraße Berlin-Mitte Grundstücksgesellschaft mbH 2007 2012 Berlin Commercial Housing
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    Prenzlauer Bogen

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    Formerly owned by Berlin’s waste disposal authority, the site on Fröbelstraße is advantageously located in immediate proximity to the trendy district of Prenzlauer Berg on one side and, on the other, to a tranquil neighbourhood twined by leafy parks. The upscale building project realized here provides several different dwelling types, ranging from two- or three-storey townhouses to penthouse duplexes with stunning views of the city. Its crescent shape lends the large building a strong individuality and independence. Adjoining the private gardens on the ground floor, a well-tended public garden references the traditional crescents of London and Bath. Setbacks on the upper floors on the garden side create room for spacious terraces and “hanging” roof gardens. Drawing on several models, the ensemble is highly allusive, alternately reminiscent of Babylonian gardens and Roman theatres, stately homes and terrace houses.

    Asset Berlin Grundbesitz AG 2007 2012 Berlin Housing
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    Marchstraße

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    The office building on Marchstraße provides a new home for several departments of Berlin’s Technische Universität previously scattered across a number of locations. The plan proposed by Nöfer Architekten comprises two side wings and a central wing enclosing a large, tranquil courtyard. The entrance is situated centrally on the main front and is sheltered by a glass roof that juts out from the façade. Both this and the building’s symmetric layout make it easy for visitors to find their way about. Clearly profiled corners and a projecting central bay provide striking vertical lines; the horizontal structure is defined by string courses of sandstone-coloured cement concrete. The resulting façade is both simple and lively. The yellow clinker brick chosen for the facing references the Technische Universität’s pre-World War II buildings and also lends the pure lines of this vast complex a tangible materiality and timelessness. Notwithstanding its size, the modern office building integrates well with the surrounding architecture.

    NDC, Berlin 2010 2012 Berlin Office Cultural Commercial
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    Le Flair

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    A new residential development is taking shape close to Düsseldorf’s city centre on the site of the former Derendorf freight depot. With its juxtaposition of rented and owned apartments as well as mixed commercial and residential uses, it fulfils a wide range of urban functions. Nöfer Architekten contributed designs for ten townhouses, the building on the northwest corner, and the gatehouse giving access to Maurice-Ravel-Park via a central arch flanked by columns. All architects involved in the project met in a workshop to develop a catalogue of common design principles; this provided the basis for the definition of two types of stucco façade, both delicately profiled but expressing different themes. The basic structure consists of a two-storey plinth, topped by a four-storey shaft bordered by a clearly articulated cornice, and a setback. On the ground floor, front gardens define the gap between private dwelling and public pavement. The townhouses dotting Maurice-Ravel-Park are sheltered from urban noise and bustle.

    HIP Le Quartier Central 5 (fünf) GmbH & Co.KG 2009 2012 Düsseldorf Housing Urban planning
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    Vathorst

    Vathorst Amersfoort Vathorst

    Based on a master plan by Hans Kollhoff, the Vathorst housing estate was developed as an urban complex on reclaimed wetland in Amersfoort. To ensure a diversity of design, four different architectural firms were asked to submit plans for several parcels that share an underground car park. The brief was to design residential buildings that would serve as social housing. Mandatory elements were aluminium-frame windows, clinker brick, and a bluestone base. The house designed by Nöfer Architekten comprises forty dwellings accessed via a spacious lobby, the courtyard, or an arcade. All dwellings look out over the canal to the west of the building. Under each roof there is a larger maisonette with a roof terrace. The gable ends face the canal; their asymmetric bow windows reflect the rhythm of traditional Dutch streetscapes and reference a typical element of Dutch townhouses. The structural engineering is equally unusual, at least from a German perspective: pipes and cables are installed in the 30-cm reinforced concrete ceilings, and the floors above are fitted only with carpet. The façade consists of a prefabricated wooden frame faced in solid clinker.

    Prof. Hans Kollhoff Generalplanungs-GmbH 2006 2011 Amersfoort | NL Housing
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    Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) TEM

    The “TEM” is a highly unusual building: this is where transmission electron microscopy is used to generate images of atoms for fundamental research conducted at Berlin’s Technische Universität. For this reason, the building must meet very strict standards. To protect the microscopes from any vibration that might penetrate from the urban surroundings, the one-metre foundation slab is supported by piles embedded ten metres deep in the ground. A sophisticated climate control system occupying half the building ensures that the temperature does not vary more than 0.1 degrees Celsius per hour. To prevent ground loop, the concrete core of the building is reinforced with fibreglass rather than metal. The walls, floors, and ceilings were made extremely rigid to minimize their natural resonance frequency. The building’s high structural stability is reflected in the straightforward simplicity of the stucco façades and the massive base of natural stone: high-tech research housed in low-tech architecture.

     

    Technische Universität Berlin 2009 2011 Berlin Office
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    University Lobby Lobby TU Berlin

    Berlin’s Technische Universität is planning to use the main building situated on Straße des 17. Juni as a conference venue as well as for everyday university operations. Escape routes and fire safety measures were recently reappraised and brought up to date with current building regulations. The university’s main building consists of two disparate architectural bodies, an austere high-rise added in the 1960s and an ornate nineteenth-century building. The aim was to achieve a more symbiotic relationship between the two buildings by removing walls or parts of walls in the existing structure. Renovations in the entrance area and lobby also involved a renewal of all surfaces. Combined with a new lighting concept, this resulted in a stronger legibility of the high-rise’s structural design. The architectural sculpture in the grounds, on the other hand, artfully conceals its purpose as part of the climate control system.

    Technische Universität Berlin 2009 2010 Berlin Cultural Commercial
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    Bergmannstraße

    Health Centre Bergmannstraße Bergmannstraße

    When the area around busy Bergmannstraße in Berlin-Kreuzberg was first developed, a gap was left in the otherwise homogeneous streetscape – a gap now filled by the new Health Centre. Tobias Nöfer and Georg Graetz saw the project to completion and also designed the building’s façade towards Bergmannstraße. A tall central portico defines its tripartite structure, taking up the proportions of the surrounding architecture, too. Since the portico marks the entrance to the courtyard level and to public spaces such as lobby and staircase, premium materials were used for its columns and walls. The building’s façade is designed to harmonize with the streetscape while at the same time making its own mark. Although in terms of engineering and technology the building is at the cutting edge, the design clearly references the architecture of Berlin’s 1920s modernist style, as represented by the transformer station by Hans Heinrich Müller in the courtyard built in 1929.

    Wabe Bauentwicklung GmbH 2006 2008 Berlin Commercial Office
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    Delbrückstraße

    Private Mansions in Delbrückstraße Delbrückstraße

    The two mansions built in collaboration with Georg Graetz are situated in an upscale residential area in Berlin characterized by handsome homes dating from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their façades, delicately articulated and rendered in light-coloured stucco, were the touchstone for the new design. The entrances of the nearly identical mansions look northeast, facing the street, while the terraces and balconies look out over the garden southwest of the buildings. The elegantly curved recess in the middle of the façade, emphasized by generous glazing, provides views of the beautifully designed staircase. The alternation of projecting and recessed sections visually structures the building and lends its façades a pleasing balance. The vertical emphasis of the French windows combines with the horizontal thrust of string courses on all storeys to form a harmonious overall impression. Mullions and transoms, specially designed columns on the front and back of the house, and the moulded cornice above the second storey complete a rich and detailed picture.

    CONCEPT-BAU - PREMIER GmbH 2006 2008 Berlin Housing
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    Bauakademie

    The Building Academy Bauakademie

    Designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Berlin’s Bauakademie was built from 1832 to 1836. After World War II, it was first planned to repair the damaged building, but in 1962 the East German government decided to have it demolished to make room for the new Foreign Office. Yet Schinkel’s Building Academy was not forgotten. A number of leading architects established the Internationale Bauakademie e.V. to push for its reconstruction and in August 2004 had a mockup of the vanished building installed. On 25 October 2004, work commenced on a nearly two hundred square metre “showroom” – a one-to-one model of one of the first-floor rooms of the original building. It has walls and ceilings of brick masonry; three columns made of sandstone and artificial stone support a sophisticated barrel-vaulted ceiling. The woodwork will include parquet flooring and premium oak window frames. The aim of the showroom is to illustrate Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s approach to designing and building and to demonstrate ways of reconstructing his works. Since the end of September 2005, the as yet unfinished room has hosted various exhibitions and events while painting and decorating work continued.

    Internationale Bauakademie 2004 2005 Berlin Cultural Exhibition
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    Haus Frohnau

    Private House in Berlin Haus Frohnau

    This private home was built for a family of six. The client wished to create an unpretentious house that would harmonize with its surroundings while paying close attention to every detail. The street front of the resulting compact, cuboid building faces northeast. On its southwest side a conservatory opens up towards the garden. The central hallway lies at right angles to the house’s main orientation. A side entrance on the southeast side of the building links the kitchen with the garden and the street. All rooms (four on the ground floor, five on the upper floor) are roughly the same size. They were fitted with solid timber flooring or pure wool carpets, with attractive curtains framing the windows. Particular attention was paid to the design of the oak staircase. The colour scheme of the central hall reflects its importance in the life of the house; its claret-coloured walls convey a cosy sense of home. The dining room and library, painted sky blue and apricot yellow, complete this cheerful interior.

    Privat 2003 2004 Berlin Housing
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    Ackerstraße

    Ackerstraße Ackerstraße private 0 2000 Ber­lin Housing
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    Gestra Site, Bremen Gestra-Gelände

    Project development of an urban quarter on a former industrial site in Bremen, commissioned by Asset Berlin

    2012 2050 Bremen Urban planning
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    Chausseestraße

    Chausseestraße 121, Berlin-Mitte Chausseestraße

    After the original building was destroyed in World War II, the site on Chausseestraße 121 remained vacant. One reason for this was architectural: the long firewall adjoining the site to the south seemed to pose insurmountable problems. But there was an historical reason, too: one hundred years ago the building had housed the legal practice of Karl and Theodor Liebknecht, and the East German regime erected a monument commemorating the two socialist lawyers and politicians. Although the inscription seems quaint to modern eyes, the monument will remain, merely being moved aside to make room for the new building.The new building closes the gap on Chausseestraße. A wing extending from its centre reaches back into the site, which marches with the Dorotheenstädtische Cemetery on the west. Apart from four retail units, the building will accommodate ninety-one small private apartments aimed at urban residents’ smaller households. The street façade takes up a characteristic element of the surrounding architecture: the building’s four bays are accentuated by bow windows that structure the wide front horizontally and, together with an intricate surface articulation of string courses and pilasters, creates a well-balanced visual impact suitable for both the location and the function of the building.

    HOCHTIEF Solutions AG formart Berlin-Brandenburg 2011 2013 Berlin Housing Commercial
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    Wohnhaus Sasse

    Sasse Residential House Wohnhaus Sasse

    Conversion and extension of a private house built in the 1970s in the grounds of the Sasse Distillery

    2012 2014 Housing
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    Friesengut

    Friesengut Langeoog Friesengut

    The Frisian island of Langeoog is characterized by its fascinating nature and the traditional structure of its villages, which has vanished on most other holiday islands. Its pastoral simplicity is one of the island’s main assets as an upscale tourist destination. The new development on Friesenstraße reflects the village structure while expanding the range of shops, services, and accommodation available to holidaymakers and residents alike, both on and off season. Expanding the street into a square lends the village a slightly more urban feel. Local architectural traditions are integrated into a modern design with a strong regional emphasis; after completion the ensemble will look as though it had always stood here.

    ASSET Firmengruppe 2012 2013 Langeoog Commercial Housing
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    Kontorhaus

    Kontorhaus Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin-Mitte Kontorhaus

    Competition entry for private rental housing on the site of the former Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, commissioned by Groth Gruppe

    0 2013 Berlin Competition Housing
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    Siedlung Westend

    Residential Development in Westend, Berlin-Charlottenburg Siedlung Westend

    Competition entry for a residential quarter in Berlin's Westend, commissioned by Deutsche Wohnen AG

    0 2013 Berlin Competition Urban planning
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    Katharinenstraße

    Katharinenstraße Katharinenstraße

    The side streets off of Kurfürstendamm offer great potential for residential developments, as was discovered in the course of Berlin’s building boom in the early 2000s. The site on Katharinenstraße is flanked by low apartment buildings dating from the postwar era. A large playground to the west that cannot be built upon promises most of the dwellings in the new building an unobstructed view. Although the T-shaped plan creates a high architectural density on the site itself, the surrounding urban fabric is sufficiently open to ensure all of the apartments have ample daylight. The new building will accommodate fifty residential units with spacious rooms built on a range of different plans. The street façade offers a modern interpretation of the traditional style of the area’s spacious tenements, using stucco and brick, with stone for the building’s base.

    Katharinenpalais GmbH 2011 2013 Berlin Housing
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    Beuthpromenade

    Beuthpromenade Beuthpromenade

    Competition entry for private rental housing on the site of the Spittelmarkt, Berlin, commissioned by PANDION real estate

    0 2013 Berlin Competition
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    Schinkelplatz

    Schinkelplatz Schinkelplatz

    Competition New construction between Bauakademie and Friedrichwerdersche Kirche

    FRANKONIA Eurobau AG 0 2013 Berlin Competition
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    Museumsraum

    Sasse Distillery: Auditorium and Museum Museumsraum

    Modernization and extension of a Korn distillery in Westphalia, adding a small auditorium and a museum room; commissioned by Feinbrennerei Sasse Lagerkorn GmbH

    2009 2012 Cultural Commercial
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    Villa Göppingen

    Private Mansion in Göppingen Villa Göppingen

    Concept design for an elegant mansion in Göppingen, commissioned by a private client

     

    0 2012 Göppingen Housing
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    Villa Max Planck

    Villa Max Planck, Berlin-Grunewald Villa Max Planck

    Design and planning of a private mansion in Berlin-Grunewald, commissioned by Groth Gruppe

    0 2012 Berlin Housing
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    Langer Stall

    Langer Stall, Potsdam Langer Stall

    Concept design study on the redevelopment of the Langer Stall site in Potsdam, commissioned by Asset Potsdam

    0 2012 Potsdam Housing Urban planning
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    Zillestraße

    Residential Buildings on Zillestraße, Berlin-Charlottenburg Zillestraße

    Planning competition for a residential and commercial building, commissioned by BAUWERT Investment Group

    0 2011 Berlin Competition Housing
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    Yachtclub

    Potsdamer Yacht Club, Berlin-Wannsee Yachtclub

    Concept design study for an extension building for the Potsdamer Yacht Club, Berlin-Wannsee

    0 2011 Potsdam Cultural Commercial
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    Stallupöner Allee

    Stallupöner Allee, Berlin-Westend Stallupöner Allee

    Planung einer repräsentativen Villa in Berlin-Westend, Auftraggeber privat

    Planning of an upscale mansion in Berlin's Westend, commissioned by a private client

    0 2011 Berlin Housing
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    Cicerostraße

    Cicerostraße, Berlin-Wilmersdorf Cicerostraße

    Expertise for a residential quarter next to the Berlin transport depot in Berlin-Wilmersdorf, commissioned by GRETA AG

    2010 2011 Berlin Housing Urban planning
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    Dom Römer

    Competition Dom Römer Dom Römer

    Competition entry for the restoration of Frankfurt's historic town centre

    0 2011 Frankfurt Urban planning Competition
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    Dahlemer Weg

    Dahlemer Weg Dahlemer Weg

    Competition entry for a residential quarter in Zehlendorf, commissioned by HochTief and Kondor Wessels Wohnen Berlin GmbH

    0 2011 Berlin Competition Housing
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    Ärztehaus Potsdam

    Medical Centre in Potsdam Ärztehaus Potsdam

    Entry for a competition with architects in collaberation with investors for a new medical centre, commissioned by Dr Dörfer

    0 2011 Potsdam Commercial Competition Office
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    Hohenzollernquartier

    Hohenzollernquartier, Berlin-Schmargendorf Hohenzollernquartier

    Competition entry for residential houses in Schmargendorf, commissioned by R+R Immobilien

    0 2011 Berlin Competition Housing
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    Urselweg

    Urselweg, Berlin-Zehlendorf Urselweg

    Expertise on the development of a site formerly used by the railway, commissioned by Groth Gruppe

    0 2011 Berlin Urban planning Housing
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    Kronprinzengärten

    Kronprinzengärten Haus 8 / Falkoniergasse, Berlin-Mitte Kronprinzengärten

    Planning competition for a residential and commercial building as part of the "Kronprinzengärten" urban planning project

    0 2010 Berlin Competition Housing Commercial
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    Musikerviertel

    Mahlow "Musician's Quarter" Musikerviertel

    Urban planning concept study for the Mahlow Musician's Quarter project, commissioned by Grundstücksgesellschaft Mahlow West "Musikerviertel" mbH

    0 2010 Berlin Urban planning Housing
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    Cöllnisches Rathaus

    Cöllnisches Rathaus Cöllnisches Rathaus

    Test design for an administrative building as part of development planning, commissioned by the Senate Department for Urban Development

    2005 2009 Berlin Commercial Office
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    Esplanade

    Esplanade, Potsdam Esplanade

    Studie zur Bebauung einer Brache an der Esplanade, Potsdam

    Concept for development of an empty lot on Potsdam's Esplanade

    0 2009 Potsdam Urban planning
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    E.-Mendelsohn-Allee

    Erich-Mendelsohn-Allee, Potsdam E.-Mendelsohn-Allee

    Urban planning expertise, commissioned by Form Art Berlin-Brandenburg/ HOCHTIEF Construction

    0 2009 Potsdam Urban planning
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    Berliner Vorstadt

    Private Housing in Berliner Vorstadt, Potsdam Berliner Vorstadt

    Concept study for semi-detached houses in Potsdam's Berliner Vorstadt district, commissioned by HochTief

    0 2009 Potsdam Housing
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    Schönhausen

    Schönhausen Palace Schönhausen

    Urban master plan for a residential quarter near Schönhausen Palace in Berlin-Pankow, commissioned by Asset Vermögensverwaltung AG

    0 2008 Berlin Urban planning Housing
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    Pappelallee Potsdam

    Pappelallee Potsdam Pappelallee Potsdam

    Competition entry for a residential development, commissioned by ProPotsdam, in collaboration with Georg Graetz

    2006 2008 Potsdam Housing Competition
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    Stadtschloss Berlin

    Berlin City Palace / Humboldt Forum Stadtschloss Berlin

    Competition entry for the Berlin City Palace (Stadtschloss) / Humboldt Forum construction project, in collaboration with Rainer Morawietz - stages 1 and 2

    0 2008 Berlin Competition Cultural Exhibition
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    Aalemannufer

    Aalemannufer, Spandau Aalemannufer

    Concept design study for terraced houses, commissioned by Dr Leibfried

    0 2008 Berlin Housing
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    Beuthpromenade

    Beuth Promenade, Berlin-Mitte Beuthpromenade

    Urban planning concept study on a residential development, commissioned by Bilfinger Berger AG

    0 2008 Berlin Urban planning Housing
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    Hackescher Markt

    Hackescher Markt, Berlin-Mitte Hackescher Markt

    Urban master plan for an inner-city business district, commissioned by IVG Development GmbH, in collaboration with Georg Graetz and Christoph Tyrra

     

    0 2007 Berlin Urban planning Housing Commercial Office
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    Prinz Handjery

    Prinz-Handjery-Straße 72, Berlin-Zehlendorf Prinz Handjery

    Project development for a nursing home with dementia care unit, Berlin-Zehlendorf

    0 2007 Berlin Commercial
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    Timmendorf

    Seaside Promenade, Timmendorf Timmendorf

    Concept study for a new development with holiday homes, commissioned by ICI Projektentwicklung

    0 2007 Housing
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    Palais am Brauhaus

    Palais am Brauhaus, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg Palais am Brauhaus

    Planning of an upscale residential building in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, commissioned by Asset Vermögensverwaltung AG

    0 2007 Berlin Housing
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    Hausvogteiplatz 14

    Hausvogteiplatz 14, Berlin-Mitte Hausvogteiplatz 14

    Bidding process for a residential and commercial building, in collaboration with Georg Graetz and CONCEPT BAU-Premier

    0 2007 Berlin Housing Competition Office Commercial
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    Berlin Labels II

    Berlin Labels II, Berlin-Friedrichshain Berlin Labels II

    Concept study for a new fashion centre, commissioned by LABELS Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG

    0 2007 Berlin Competition Commercial Exhibition
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    Hanfstaengelstraße

    Hanfstaengelstraße, Munich Hanfstaengelstraße

    Concept design study for a new multi-family dwelling, commissioned by CONCEPT BAU-Premier

    0 2007 München Competition
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    Forum Gropiusbau

    Forum am Gropiusbau, Berlin-Mitte Forum Gropiusbau

    Concept study for an office and administration building, commissioned by KapHag

    0 2006 Berlin Office Commercial
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    Schinkelplatz

    Schinkelplatz Berlin-Mitte Schinkelplatz

    Concept study for redevelopment based on the design guidelines laid down in the development plan, in collaboration with Georg Graetz

    0 2006 Berlin Urban planning
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    Topographie

    Topography of Terror Documentation Centre, Berlin-Mitte Topographie

    Competition entry, new design for the Topography of Terror Documentation Centre, in collaboration with Rainer Morawietz

    0 2006 Berlin Competition Cultural Exhibition
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    Am Löwensee

    Am Löwensee, Berlin-Dahlem Am Löwensee

    Concept study for the redevelopment of a lakeside plot, in collaboration with Engel&Völckers

    0 2005 Berlin Housing
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    Andreasquartier

    Andreas-Quartier, Düsseldorf Andreasquartier

    Competition entry for the refurbishment of Düsseldorf's Andreas quarter, commissioned by Frankonia Eurobau AG, in collaboration with Georg Graetz

     

    0 2005 Düsseldorf Competition Housing Urban planning
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    Ravelinplatz

    Hotel on Ravelinplatz, Berlin-Mitte Ravelinplatz

    Expertise commissioned by DEGEWO/GEWOBE Berlin, in collaboration with Georg Graetz

    0 2004 Berlin Commercial Office
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    Sporthotel

    Sporthotel Wünsdorf Sporthotel

    Planning competition for a four-star sport resort on a site formerly used by the German army in Wünsdorf

    0 2004 Wünsdorf (Brandenburg) Competition Commercial
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    Leipziger Platz

    Commercial Building on Leipziger Platz, Berlin-Mitte Leipziger Platz

    Residential and commercial building on Leipziger Platz 13, project stages 1–4 commissioned by ECE Projektmanagement GmbH

    2001 2003 Berlin Competition Commercial Office Housing
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    Joachimsthaler Str.

    Joachimsthaler Straße, Berlin-Charlottenburg Joachimsthaler Str.

    Test design for an office building, commissioned by HochTief Projektentwicklung GmbH

    0 2003 Berlin Commercial Office
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    Gendarmenmarkt

    Residential and Commercial Building on Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin-Mitte Gendarmenmarkt

    Competition entry for an upscale residential and commercial building on Gendarmenmarkt, commissioned by HochTief Projektentwicklung GmbH, in collaboration with Georg Graetz

    0 2003 Berlin Competition Housing Commercial Office
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    Spreestadt

    Spreestadt, Berlin-Charlottenburg Spreestadt

    Revitalization of an empty industrial lot in central Berlin on the River Spree. Participation in a workshop commissioned by TERCON Projektentwicklungs GmbH, in collaboration with Georg Graetz, Marc Jordi, and Christoph Tyrra

    0 2001 Berlin Competition Housing Urban planning
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    Spittelmarkt

    Spittelmarkt – Gertraudenstraße – Mühlendammbrücke Spittelmarkt

    Urban planning expertise, commissioned by the Senate Department for Urban Development

    0 2001 Berlin Urban planning
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    Schwarzpläne

    Figure-ground Plans – The City in Black and White Schwarzpläne

    Urban planning research project commissioned by the Senate Department for Urban Development

    1999 2000 Berlin Urban planning Exhibition
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    Falkoniergasse

    Falkoniergasse, Friedrichswerder Church, Berlin-Mitte Falkoniergasse

    Competition entry with architects and investors for an inner-city residential quarter, in collaboration with Georg Graetz and Christoph Tyrra

     

    0 2000 Berlin Competition Housing Commercial
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    Planwerk Berlin

    Urban Development Plan for Berlin's City Centre (“Planwerk Innenstadt”) Planwerk Berlin

    Urban planning expertise commissioned by the Senate Department for Urban Development, project manager in the office of Professor Bernd Albers

    1996 1998 Berlin Urban planning
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    Hansaviertel

    Hansaviertel, Berlin-Tiergarten Hansaviertel

    Exhibition on the redevelopment of the Hansa district, 7–17 April 1998

    0 1998 Berlin Urban planning Exhibition