In Berlin’s new Europacity on the former grounds of the Hamburger Bahnhof, an elongated building stretches along the bank of the Berlin-Spandau shipping canal. It forms the Kunstcampus together with other new buildings and the Rieckhalle, where the Flick Collection is presented today.
The folded façade and the trapezoid form of the balconies protruding on all sides are characteristic features. Their screen-printed glass balustrades reflect the surroundings and strengthen the effect of light and shadow on this multifaceted surface, giving the building its own outward presence in the urban environment.
Inwards, the balconies become “green salons” between the apartments and the city. To enable orientation towards both sides, we conceived deep apartments with an inner service rail. The ground floor accommodates a prestigious gallery level that reflects the location and recalls its former use for art exhibitions and studios.