Competition for an office and residential building in Berlin Wedding
The exposed location and visibility is countered with transparency and presence. The future building will be perceived primarily in corner views or from the passing S-Bahn and reacts accordingly through its orientation. It is not so much a house as an open structure that fits into the urban space and, conversely, integrates the urban space into itself. It responds to the outdoor space and interlocks with it. The open structure can react flexibly to different uses and future usage concepts. Thus, working and living appropriate the structure, resulting in different spatial concepts within the same organization. Each building can be viewed individually or collectively, depending on the perspective.
Future work spaces require flexibility, but also the offer of spatial situations of different quality for communication and concentration. Although the floor plan is designed as an open large space, the interlocking of niches and corners creates a differentiation of space without clear divisions. Despite the deeper usable floor plan, the building is well lit right into the interior, everything can happen anywhere. It makes use of the outdoor space, eliminating the need to create separate indoor worlds and making do with less space. Views to the outside and to the other offices extend one's workspace.
The apartment building also uses the connection with the urban space. The outdoor space becomes part of the apartment, and the different directions and orientations provide a more three-dimensional, dynamic living experience. The small apartments benefit from the ability to separate differently shaped and oriented spaces without clear divisions.
The building aims to create high quality spaces characterized by good lighting, ventilation and differentiation. The steel structure offers the possibility of a high degree of prefabrication, short assembly times, durability and recyclability.
visualization by Thibault Trouvé