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Living on the Kunstcampus

1st Prize at design competition "Wohnen am Kunstcampus"

Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten — Living on the Kunstcampus

LÉON WOHLHAGE WERNIK has been awarded 1st Prize for its entry in the design compe␣␣on en␣tled “Wohnen am Kunstcampus Berlin” (“Living on the Kunstcam- pus”), which was announced by the Groth Group, Berlin. The property is situated in the heart of Berlin on the estate of the Hamburger Bahnhof. A new quarter will be created there, including the dominant urban planning element called the “Kunstku- bus”. The project’s ␣tle itself, “Living on the Kunstcampus”, shows that it is aimed at a metropolitan clientele that values this special loca␣on on the Berlin-Spandau shipping canal. A fine view unfolds in all direc␣ons: towards the east over the canal and onto a heterogeneous, formerly industrially dominated region, and towards the west onto the new park. In such a central loca␣on, other means of design are called for compared to those of the 19th century. The theme of art widens the horizon, reaching out to New York, Paris or Milan, instead of evoking a typical Berlin quarter or the city’s Grunewald forest. That is also reflected in the architecture.

Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten — Living on the Kunstcampus

A lengthy building with a faceted surface gives the residen␣al area its own urban planning presence. All apartments radiate spaciousness, can be freely par␣␣oned and enter into a rela␣onship with the city through large loggias, or so-called “green rooms”. Inside the apartments, a service duct allows all the rooms to be aligned as enfilades, even in the larger units. The apartments are posi␣oned in a regular grid and open out towards the exterior space by means of two V-shaped glass fronts. The facade remains consistent and is folded over the storeys to create a regular surface with projec␣ons and recesses. The result is a crystallite object in which the environment is reflected like a picture puzzle.

Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten — Living on the Kunstcampus

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