Text description provided by the architects. The residential building in the Ackerstraße is part of a vivid area in Berlin-Mitte. Little nice stores, cafes and restaurants are forming a very special authentic urban area.
This four-storey building with an additional stacked storey is presenting its elaborate façade cladding on three exposed sides. Burnt in a circular kiln the bricks have a bright beige colouring. Massive elements of white architectural concrete give the surface of the building a particular structure serving as window cladding. The vertically and horizontally aligned windows in different sizes are absorbing and reflecting the heterogeneous character of the neighbourhood.
The building comprises eight residential units with an area of 70-190 square metres. The stacked storey comprises a 290 square metres penthouse with a spacious terrace. The ground floor and the first floor as well as partly the basement are used for commercial purposes. In addition to commercial units there are 10 parking lots the basement.
The building is completed according to low energy standards. The residents are furthermore provided with solar energy, since the whole roof area is equipped with a photovoltaic system. A geothermal system supplies the building with heating and air conditioning.