Characterized by the rigorous grid of its facade, the building is a powerful gesture in an anodyne context that it interacts with by means of a permeable ground level.
With its massive walls of unfaced reinforced concrete and its subtly composed windows, the building rises on an exact 25x25-meter footprint in order to leave the preexisting trees as they are.
Rising on a site of urban importance, the building through its form and position mediates between the traditional Berlin of city blocks and the modern one of isolated blocks.
The building organizes sensitively the areas for mourners and the functional areas of the crematorium. The public and operational accesses are separated, and there is a private and peaceful garden for visitors, for whom the technical rooms are hidden
The workshop and the casual residence are related through a small articulating courtyard. The three environments are the result of the repetition of the same spatial module, with gable roof, that gives the construction rhythm and unity... [+]
The two aligned twin buildings accommodate residential spaces and workshops, reflecting in this way the proposal’s objective: to draw attention to the need to design for different ways of living, and to address a new social reality... [+]
The sober brick facade of the new residential building echoes the image of the traditional industrial site, while in its interior, a non-hierarchical distribution of equivalent rooms in the dwellings allows users to decide how to occupy them... [+]
Opposed to the conventional model with a single central core, the tower has 4 cores in the facade – one for access, one for kitchens, and two for bathrooms – and the space between is left for owners to configure according to their likes and needs...
Located in a renovated industrial area, this compact U-shaped volume opens up to a future park and embraces a piazza on the ground floor linked to an atrium that interconnects the laboratories, meeting rooms, and restaurant... [+]
School and kindergarten take up two independent volumes – though designed with the same formal resources – and separated by a public space that follows the sequence of squares in the city in order to adapt the complex to the urban fabric... [+]
The new volume is respectfully added to the old Herter and Wehrli buildings, placing the sports areas below ground. The public spaces, the library, and the kitchen are on the ground floor, and the secondary school classrooms are on the first floor...