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  5. Tchoban Voss Architekten
  6. 2016
  7. The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten

The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten

  • 04:00 - 21 August, 2016
The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten
The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stralauer Allee 5, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban, nps tchoban voss
  • Project partner

    Philipp Bauer
  • Project leader

    Karsten Waldschmidt (design), Philipp Bauer (planning)
  • Area

    8572.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Team

    Priska-Magdalena Schwalke, Anissa Landgraf
  • Client

    Wulff Hanseatische Bauträger GmbH
  • Structural engineering

    Otto Wulff Bauunternehmung
  • MEP engeneering

    Ingenieurbüro Rainer Mai
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Lev Chestakov
© 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.

© Werner Huthmacher
© 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. 

© Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher
© 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.   

© Werner Huthmacher
© 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. 

© Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "The White / Tchoban Voss Architekten" 21 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Werner Huthmacher

德国柏林的白色住宅楼 / Tchoban Voss Architekten