David Chipperfield Architects with Wirtz International Landscape Architects have won an urban competition in Berlin to convert the abandoned industrial and production site Georg-Knorr-Park into a lively residential and commercial neighborhood. Located in Berlin’s Marzahn district, the project situated on a 9-hectare site is surrounded by urban infrastructure, commercial industry and an ensemble of heritage buildings. Putting in place 1,400 affordable rental apartments and 90,000 square meters of office and commercial space, the intervention envisions a new type of neighborhood. In fact, David Chipperfield imagined a composition of courtyard buildings and towers, integrated into the existing urban fabric of the industrial area. The project’s structure of courtyard buildings allows large areas to be divided into smaller urban zones. The generated grid, consisting of three different modules, gives endless possibilities for interior spaces.
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