Terrassenhaus Berlín

Built in a place that was a junkyard, in the Berlin neighborhood of Wedding, this mixed-use building has large stepped terraces. A work of Brandlhuber + Emde, Burlon, and Muck Petzet, the concrete volume has two external staircases connecting the five levels of apartments, an exhibition gallery, ateliers, offices, meeting rooms, and a public roof space. The successive setbacks of the levels solve privacy problems. Each floor opens up fully towards its terrace, with silvery curtains shielding residents from being seen from outside. The rear elevation shows the stack of levels creating a covered public plaza in front of the gallery space on the ground floor.