Friedrichstrasse 40 Office Building / Petersen Architekten

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Architects: Petersen Architekten
Location: ,
Client: ANH Hausbesitz GmbH & Co.KG
Project Area: 1640 sqm
Photographs: Jan Bitter

The parcel of Friedrichstrasse 40 is located in the southern Friedrichvorstadt, a place inhabited over the years by men of letters and artists which interfuses with the cultural development of its environment. The parcel was first built with a 2-storey house, later with a multi-storey house, densely occupying the parcel within a front and back building. Here lived the Skadamowski brothers, considered the inventors of the 3D eyeglasses and the cinematics in Germany. Not far from the Friedrichstasse, lies various cultural interest points liek the former border inspection point “checkpoint Charlie”.

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Friedrichstrasse has here a clearly urban character, with a floor surface that resembles a large garden. The Friedrichstrasse front facade is technically precise and perfectly transparent with vertical glass lamellas to protect against heating and oriels up to two stories. These are used to help link the house to the environment, making an urban statement. Sun protection is provided by twisted textile materials. In the interior, you will find a mix of glass, wood and textiles. Here, city and garden interweave. Sustainability in construction and technology are already pre-certified with the GOLD award of the DGNB German Sustainable Building Council.

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Cite: "Friedrichstrasse 40 Office Building / Petersen Architekten" 02 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>