Design consultancy for the redevelopment of a former foundry complex in Spandau near Berlin. The 2 listed industrial buildings from the Prussian era will be converted into a modern office campus with a new riverside restaurant and a cafe in the former guardhouse.

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Project Details

LOCATION: Spandau, Berlin

CLIENT: Bauwens

DATE: 2020 - 2024

STATUS: Planning approval submitted

SIZE:  21,400 sqm (Offices: 21,000 sqm, F&B: 400 sqm)  

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Kayu Chan, Tim Laubinger, Friedrich Ludewig, Jan Saggau

Design Development:

Kayu Chan, Tim Laubinger, Friedrich Ludewig, Dirk Müller, Jan Saggau

In the course of the planned renovation, this milestone in Berlin's architectural history will be renovated from the ground up and will shine as an office building in new splendor.

The building will be gutted and dismantled down to the supporting structure. Wherever possible, historical
extensions and building elements from the construction period are retained and integrated into the new design concept.

The shape of the roof of Hall 1 will be restored to the level of 1933, corresponding to the northern gable. Hall 2 will have a mansard roof, the structure of which is adapted to the roof of Hall I, thus supporting the unity of the ensemble.

A new steel frame construction is placed on the reinforced concrete construction of the third construction phase and on the masonry pillars of the facade, which will accommodate a new 3rd floor as a reinforced concrete ceiling and the cross laminated timber construction of the new roof. Following the geometry of the two front gables, a mansard roof is implemented. Inscribed in the contour of the roof are two horizontal roof surfaces as the installation area for the building services.

A one-story café/restaurant is to be built between the Uferweg and the two historic halls, which will be frequented by both the public and the employees of the companies located on campus. The pavilion has a trapezoidal floor plan with rounded corners - the facade opens up to the water and the campus with large arched windows all around. In the east, visitors have direct access from the connecting hall via a staircase. The building is closed to Halls 1 and 2.

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