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BRICKS Complex in Berlin

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BRICKS Complex

Design: GRAFT

Location: Hauptstraße, Berlin, Germany

BRICKS, Hauptstraße, Berlin

BRICKS Berlin Schöneberg

On the Hauptstraße in Berlin Schöneberg GRAFT revitalized the historical post office premises, expanding it with two new buildings and converting the original rooftops for commercial purposes. Thus a 32,000 sqm modern ensemble accessible to the public was created comprising offices, restaurants, retail outlets and apartments.

BRICKS Berlin Schöneberg Building

The area around the building complex is one of the busiest residential districts in the city with restaurants and shops as magnets as well as green spaces within walking distance. The Hauptstraße connects south-west Berlin with the city center and therefore enjoys great popularity.

BRICKS Berlin Schoneberg Hauptstraße

The buildings of the post office, protected as historical monuments, are spread over approximately 11,700 sqm. The existing buildings divide the area into several inner courtyards, all of which have been upgraded while retaining their original commercial character.

BRICKS Berlin Schoneberg

The different buildings are distinguished by their own individual character resulting from their development throughout the decades. In accordance with the existing building structure, the previously unused rooftops were renovated by GRAFT according to the historical model and in compliance with the regulations for the protection of historical monuments.

BRICKS Berlin Schoneberg

BRICKS Berlin Schoneberg design by GRAFT

The roofs were fitted with additional windows, while the striking roof gables were kept to provide the interior with a homey atmosphere. All commercial units are barrier-free. The interventions in the structure of the historically protected rooftops serve to preserve the building, and its ongoing utilization contributes to the identity of the Berlin district.

BRICKS Berlin Schoneberg design by GRAFT

German capital city building design by GRAFT

The new buildings were also equipped with brick facades in order to blend into the historical ensemble, whilst adopting and expanding on the tradition of the historically protected structures. In the style of historical courtyard passages, the building was given a spacious access from the Hauptstraße into the internal courtyard. By means of cutting-edge technology, brickwork and geometry, historical monument and the parametric design strategies of the 21st century were artfully combined.

BRICKS Berlin Schoneberg design by GRAFT

BRICKS in Berlin Schöneberg – Building Information


Project Type: Commercial, Residential, Revitalization
Location: Berlin, Germany
Year: 2015-2019
Principal: Trockland
Size: 32.000 sqm
Status: Completed

German capital building design by GRAFT

German capital city building by GRAFT Architects

Photos: BTTR GmbH


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