The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten

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  • Architect In Charge: nps tchoban voss, Sergei Tchoban
  • Project Partner: Philipp Bauer
  • Project Leader: Karsten Waldschmidt, Philipp Bauer
  • Team: Priska-Magdalena Schwalke, Anissa Landgraf
  • Client: Wulff Hanseatische Bauträger GmbH
  • Mep Engeneering: Ingenieurbüro Rainer Mai
  • City: Berlin
  • Country: Germany
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The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten - Windows, Facade, Cityscape, Coast
© Lev Chestakov

Text description provided by the architects. This seven-storey residential building is integrated into a row of commercial and office buildings located at the former east port (Osthafen) in Berlin. Its grounded and at the same time graceful appearance makes the volume resemble a stranded ship, coloured in a luminous white. Every detail of the building relates to the form of an arc as the main theme, which is reflected in rounded outer and inner edges, in the ornamental lines of the façade as well as in the wave-like form of the balconies.

The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten - Windows, Facade
© Werner Huthmacher

In addition to the almost continuous glazing the distinctive shapes of the balconies underline the horizontal structure of the façade with an integrated mineral thermal insulation system. Rounded angles combined with the interaction of the retracted and protruding parts give the building an extremely plastic appearance. Moreover, the form of the balconies in each apartment provides a panoramic view over the river. 

The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten - Facade, Handrail
© Werner Huthmacher
The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten - Windows
© Werner Huthmacher

The trapezoid ground plan of this reinforced concrete cross-wall construction opens towards the street with a glazed atrium. The spacious entrance hall is wheel chair accessible. The arcades provide access to the apartments. The staircase and elevator are located next to the main entrance in Hafenstraße. Soft light shines through the multilayered transparent foil roof of the atrium. In the middle of the space an abstract steel sculpture of a ship propeller is fixed on fin cables.   

The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten - Stairs, Windows, Facade, Handrail
© Werner Huthmacher

The sizes of the 68 two to four room apartment are varying from 48 till 125 square meters. Utility and storage rooms as well as 38 parking lots are located under the raised ground floor while the other 23 parking spaces are outside the building. The area between the building and the river is designed as a public green area with two children’s playground spaces, thus contributing to the housing quality for inhabitants as well as for pedestrians. 

The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten - Facade
© Werner Huthmacher

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Address:Stralauer Allee 5, 10245 Berlin, Germany

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Cite: "The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten" 21 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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