Project Type: Mixed Use Residential + Commercial
Client: Richie Hawtin
Location: Berlin, Germany
There is a 'ruinous' quality about this building that reflects the site's sombre history. It is the site of a former apartment building that was bombed during World War II.
The new building is massed as a 25 metre high concrete volume to tie in visually with the surrounding concrete apartments. The large ‘planted’ cut outs help to reduce the interior footprint and perceived scale of the building.
This project is a proposal for a mixed use development for a prominent electronic DJ based in Berlin.
This 1200sqm brief comprised of music studios, a gallery, offices, a guest apartment, a penthouse apartment and roof terrace.
The first floor has a large gallery space that the owner will open intermittently to the public. It is also to be used for events and dance parties.