Villa Heike / Christof Schubert Architekten

Villa Heike / Christof Schubert Architekten

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  • Design Team:Susanne Vitt, Peter Rieder
  • Builder:DasArchiv GbR
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It all began with a classified ad on the internet: looking for builder-owners for a studio- and office building. Erected in 1910 as a multifunctional building with a reinforced concrete skeleton, Villa Heike lay abandoned for over 20 years. What had saved it was its status as a listed building.

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The concept for the project had been laid out in advance by the architects: Affordable space in a builder-owner set up for artists and creative businesses.

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Floor plan
Floor plan
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The concept was tailor-made for the building. That made it possible to keep the historic fabric mostly unchanged. The post-war additions were removed, lost elements were carefully added. The completely converted entrance hall was reconstructed according to its initial state.

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As a witness to history, the Villa Heike is meant not to hide its scars. Intentionally, traces of all periods are kept visible, contemporary additions and reconstructed elements are carried out in a perceivable manner. Significant elements that were lost, the entrance door, for example, the balustrade in the entrance hall or the third-floor balcony, are all designed in a contemporary manner, but strongly inspired by the historical predecessor.

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Address:Freienwalder Str. 17, 13055 Berlin, Germany

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Cite: "Villa Heike / Christof Schubert Architekten" 27 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/944434/villa-heike-christof-schubert-architekten> ISSN 0719-8884

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