Location: Berlin, Germany
Client: Minister of Culture Germany
Size: 28,000 m²
Budget: €110 m
Status: competition entry
Structural engineer: Malishev Engineers
Landscape architect: BHSL
The new building is a public function of the city of Berlin and in our project we propose to maintain the site as a public place for Berliners and visitors of the Kulturforum and to retain the same amount of public space on the site as it previously had.
The new volume is simple in shape and although it has iconic quality it does not attempt to compete with the surrounding significant iconic building of the Philarmonie and the Nationalgalerie.
We like to call our project a ‘public landscape with a silent icon’.