GRAFT and Kleihues+Kleihues has teamed up with Genossenschaft für urbane Kreativität (Cooperative for urban Creativity) to realize a complex of five towers centered around working and living in Berlin, Germany. Titled “Eckwerk,” the new complex is set to rise within the confines of an existing viaduct, whose shape and materiality served as the project’s main source of inspiration.
Supported by a two-story, brick pedestal, the tower’s ground level is elevated to the same height of the viaduct. This, like a “city balcony,” provides uninterrupted views of an adjacent stream, while establishing an internal pedestrian streetscape that extends into the public. Each tower is connected through a “experience path” which hosts a variety of areas dedicated to exchange and relaxation.
Both the floor plans and facades exhibit modular design principles, which allow for individual modification and adaptation.
Construction will commence in 2015.