Office building on Otto-Weidt-Platz, Berlin Read more

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As the tallest and only office building, this project will be the most striking on Otto-Weidt-Platz, which is the central city square of the Europacity development close to Berlin’s main station. It presents itself towards the square as a large slab while its perimeter building’s height is adjusted to the adjacent residential developments. By foregoing the staggered design as intended in the development plans the building gains an autonomy and clarity without neglecting its contextual integration. The required office space is met by widening the building segment on Heidestraße, which also creates the possibility for combi-offices. The restaurant with its exterior terrace profits from the squares quality while business traffic is handled separately on Heidestraße.
The traditional tripartition of base, middle zone and roof is the design’s underlying principle for the gradual refinement of the façade. The width of the prefabricated concrete elements is reduced towards the top and replaced by anodized aluminum frames. This refinement achieves its most striking effect towards Otto-Weidt-Platz. Here the building’s appearance transitions from a strong base to a finely articulated high-rise façade.

Competition 1st Prize, 2016
Client DWI Grundbesitz GmbH
Planning started 2017
Building started 2019
Completion 2021
Total floor area 16,500 sqm

Project Management: Petra Wäldle
Team: Georg Hana, Franziska Ebeler

Planning and Realization
Project Coordination: Alfred Nieuwenhuizen
Project Management: Diana Sarić
Deputy Project Management: Georg Hana
Team: Nicole Lochocki, Maria Josa Soler, Sabine Zoske, Sophie Hartmann, Nina Gromoll, Dörte Pritzl, Sylvio Heuer, Constanze Knoll, Ege Işçimen, Michael Roth

Execution planning (without master details) + Local Construction Management: HOCHTIEF, Berlin; AKM, Berlin
Landscape architecture: Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten, Berlin
Marcus Ebener