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ADEPT Wins Competition to Design New City Museum for Berlin

Danish architecture firm ADEPT has been announced the winner of a competition to redevelop Berlin's Marinehaus as part of the city's Stadtmuseum group. This iteration of the competition was launched in 2018 (following a similar competition ten years ago) and will rehabilitate the Marinehaus for public use after nearly 20 years of closure.

AD Classics: New German Parliament, Reichstag / Foster + Partners

This article was originally published on November 2, 2015. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

As Norman Foster describes in his firm’s monograph, Foster 40, “Our transformation of the Reichstag is rooted in four related issues: the Bundestag’s significance as a democratic forum, an understanding of history, a commitment to public accessibility and a vigorous environmental agenda.”[1] Foster’s description sounds straightforward enough, but the process of creating the New German Parliament at the Reichstag was only the latest entry in the long, complex, and contentious history of the building.

Zalando Beauty Station / Batek Architekten

© Marcus Wend © Marcus Wend © Marcus Wend © Marcus Wend + 27

Store  · 
Berlin, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Batek Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Herzog & de Meuron Release Revised Plans for Museum of 20th Century Design in Berlin

Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron have released revised plans for the Museum of the 20th Century project in Berlin's Cultural Forum. Designed to house the extensive National Gallery on 20th century art collection, the project was made in partnership with the Berlin State Museums and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Herzog & de Meuron originally won the competition to design the museum building in 2016, and the revised design features new plans and a facade that opens the building to the outside.

Cork Screw House / rundzwei Architekten

© Gui Rebelo © Gui Rebelo © Gui Rebelo © Gui Rebelo + 21

Houses  · 
Berlin, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project rundzwei Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

How Berlin's Floating University Charts the Course for Future Architectural Education

This article was originally published on Metropolis Magazine as "How a DIY Floating Universiity in Berlin Could Be An Unorthodox Prototype for Design Education."

On the north side of Tempelhofer Feld, an airport-turned-park in southern Berlin, lays a large ditch. Surrounded by lots and bungalows and noticeable only to those in the know, this 19th century basin holds rainwater drained from the airport’s defunct runways before it is fed into Berlin’s canal network.

© Victoria Tomaschko © Victoria Tomaschko © Victoria Tomaschko © Daniel Seiffert + 16

Color, Form, and Material: Andres Gallardo Spotlights Berlin's Post-War Modernist Charm

In the next chapter of his ongoing Urban Geometry project, self-taught Spanish photographer Andres Gallardo captures the elements of color, form, and materiality of post-war architecture in Berlin. This photo series, with installments featuring the modern marvels of Beijing, Seoul, Copenhagen, and Tallinn, among other cities, has become representative of Gallardo's personal growth from his humble start in his career as a professional photographer.

© Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo + 21

Artist Mr. June Brings Urban Facades to Life with Layered Three Dimensional Murals

Artist David Louf, aka Mr. June, has earned a reputation for creating striking urban art, most recently using three-dimensional murals that play off architectural elements. As Colossal reports, within the last year Mr. June's geometric abstractions have become increasingly architectural as they aim to challenge viewer’s perceptions. Producing work since 1985, Mr. June recently completed a 130-foot diameter dome in North Carolina and a 3D mural for Urban Nation in Berlin.

Block+Void House / Bundschuh Architekten

© Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 39

Residential  · 
Berlin, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Bundschuh Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

CODE Works with Refugees to Create PLUG-IN Collective Space for the Dutch Embassy in Berlin

A team of architecture students at the CODE department of the TU Berlin have built PLUG-IN, a pavilion addressing the Home not Shelter! Initiative. Built as a collaborative process between students and refugees, the pavilion was realized under the direction of Prof. Ralf Pasel and his team. PLUG-IN physically expands the living space to creates a responsive project that goes beyond housing needs. The project was specifically proposed and built for the Dutch Embassy in Berlin.

PLUG-IN. Image © Johannes Belz PLUG-IN. Image © Johannes Belz PLUG-IN. Image © Johannes Belz PLUG-IN. Image © Johannes Belz + 28

Floating University Berlin / raumlabor berlin

© Daniel Seiffert © Daniel Seiffert © Daniel Seiffert © Daniel Seiffert + 12

University  · 
Berlin, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project raumlabor berlin
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Explore Norway’s National Tourist Routes in Berlin’s Felleshus Exhibition This Fall

Architecture and Landscape in Norway, a photography exhibition by Ken Schluchtmann, will open this fall in the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies in Berlin. Featuring architecture, landscapes and roads in northern light, the exhibition situates Ken Schluchtmann in a long tradition of landscape representation in Norway. Opening on October 5, 2018, the show is part of the "European Month of Photography." The exhibition will displays images taken along the National Tourist Routes in Norway.

Trollstigen Visitor Center by Reiulf Ramstad Architects. Image © Ken Schluchtmann - diephotodesigner.de Tverrfjellhytta by Snøhetta. Image © Ken Schluchtmann - diephotodesigner.de Sohlbergplassen in Rondane by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk. Image © Ken Schluchtmann - diephotodesigner.de Trollstigen Visitor Center by Reiulf Ramstad Architects. Image © Ken Schluchtmann - diephotodesigner.de + 35

Flexim Headquarters / ZRS Architekten

© ZRS Architekten © ZRS Architekten © ZRS Architekten © ZRS Architekten + 34

Berlin, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project ZRS Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Delphi LUX, Cinema / Batek Architekten + Ester Bruzkus Architekten

© Marcus Wend © Marcus Wend © Marcus Wend © Marcus Wend + 39

cinema  · 
Berlin, Germany

Floating Penthouse Berlin / Atelier Zafari

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher + 12

Berlin, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Atelier Zafari
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Reception Area of the Schaubühne Berlin / Barkow Leibinger

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges + 14

Renovation  · 
Berlin, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Barkow Leibinger
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Alte Schönhauser 5 / TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten

© Nils Koenning © Lev Chestakov © Nils Koenning © Lev Chestakov + 37

Residential  · 
Berlin, Germany
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Gewers Pudewill Unveils Competition-Winning Proposal for Vertical Folding Tower in Berlin

Courtesy of Gewers Pudewill
Courtesy of Gewers Pudewill

Last October, Germany-based Gewers Pudewill was awarded first place in an invited competition to design the Stream Tower, a new office high-rise in Berlin. The 24-story scheme elaborates on a vertical folding theme expressed through the slabs and façade, creating a programmatic sculpture depicted in recently-unveiled imagery.

Situated next to the city's Mercedes-Benz Arena, the tower will reach a height of 300 feet (90 meters), and a floor area of 430,000 square feet (42,000 square meters). Upon completion, the scheme will host the popular online fashion retailer Zalando.