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Barn 2.0 / UTArchitects

  • 01:00 - 11 March, 2010
Barn 2.0 / UTArchitects
Barn 2.0 / UTArchitects, © Ulrich Schwarz
© Ulrich Schwarz

© Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz © Ulrich Schwarz +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Architects

    UTArchitects / Tim Bauerfeind, Henning von Wedemeyer
  • Collaborators

    Matthias Lötscher, Ralf Grubert
  • Engineering

    Pichler Ingenieure Berlin
  • Client

    RZB e.V.
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. A farm estate was converted into a training centre for carpenters and restorers run by the Restoration Center Berlin. The estate, located in the southern part of Berlin, was founded as a plantation in the 18th century. During the 19th century the farmhouse was built on the foundation of a former building, being extended two times afterwards. During the DDR-times the building degenerated, at the access yard barns have been demolished and instead it has been occupied by garage buildings. The basement of the farm house was dried up, roof and facades have been refurbished. Along with the restoration of interior wood fixtures some ancient wall and ceiling paintings have been exposed and restored.

© Ulrich Schwarz
© Ulrich Schwarz

With the demolition of garages the new workshop building creates the original u-shape of buildings around the yard. Rooms for administration and training classrooms are located in the farm house. The craftsmen education is being held in the workshop. The workshop is designed as a building which opens up towards the yard and the farmhouse.

© Ulrich Schwarz
© Ulrich Schwarz

The external geometry strongly refers to the old farmhouse, while the workshop is lower in height. Therefore the farmhouse is still recognized as the head building of the composition, while the new building is set-back and appears as an open shell with the interior connecting with the yard.

© Ulrich Schwarz
© Ulrich Schwarz

Facade and roof of the workshop form a continuous surface, which is wrapped over the historic courtyard to create an open hall. The sheltered exterior, the machine hall and the and the craftsmen studio in the mezzanine are separated by glass walls to support communication between the trainees and to offer views into the yard from all corners of the house.

© Ulrich Schwarz
© Ulrich Schwarz

While the facades towards the farmhouse and the yard are glazed full height, the street facade is predominantly closed and only structured by vertical window slits. On the yard side the metal roof cantilevers up to four meters in order to create sun- and weather protection as well as for sound protection towards the neighborhood. The space under the cantilevering roof is used for temporary deposits, and also as a workspace, for educational lessons or rests during the summer.

© Ulrich Schwarz
© Ulrich Schwarz

The workshop is a low-cost wood construction, reinforced by floor slap and stairs. All materials are of simple origin: facade and roof surfaces have corrugated metal sheets on the outside and painted cardboard plates on the inside. All surfaces on the inside are of spruce wood. Both buildings are heated by a central wood heating, filled with leftovers of the daily production.

© Ulrich Schwarz
© Ulrich Schwarz
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Chris Walker · May 06, 2010

If I&#39m ever able to have a work shop, it will looking something like this. |

Tom Parish · March 15, 2010

Barn 2.0 / UTArchitects (these guys are so creative)

Jonathan Belisle · March 14, 2010

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Cristian s · March 14, 2010

so authentic!

cortebrezo · March 13, 2010

Barn 2.0 / UTArchitects

WPstudios · March 13, 2010

RT @nicholaspatten Nicely Designed: Barn 2.0.

squidly · March 13, 2010

columns and brackets disappearing into gyp bd. YIK! The details are not well considered, and the outside elevation of black metal panel is crude, suffering from an overabundance of "cool, lets do a folded plane!".

that's what she · March 12, 2010

OH YES!!!!

Benito · March 12, 2010

Love the proportions.

Love the inset which frames the building visually whilst also providing shading.

Love the simplicity.

Great work.

Home Decor News · March 12, 2010

Barn 2.0 / UTArchitects

manigment · March 12, 2010

Barn 2.0 / UTArchitects

rebecca necessary · March 12, 2010

i want one. RT @archdaily Barn 2.0 / UTArchitects

the bishop of twit · March 12, 2010

As barns/worshops/Industrial units go this is pretty darn smart! @archdaily link

Julio Ramirez Bruna · March 12, 2010 clean and illuminated.....tolle gebaude!!

Rouan · March 12, 2010

Beautiful the material use and lightness along with the open volumes. Very impressive.

edub · March 12, 2010

#uck!n9 cool.

RD · March 12, 2010


bluevertical · March 12, 2010

RT @archdaily: Barn 2.0 / UTArchitects #architecture #design *the exterior skin detailing is impeccable. period.

Architist · March 12, 2010

very simple and functional. I love simple structure with good materiality!!


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