Press and Information Ministry of the German Government, Berlin

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Press and Information Ministry of the German Government, Berlin

The Federal Press and Information Office in Berlin presents all sides to working with existing buildings, as the ensemble includes structures from three different centuries: a new building, the press and visitor center complete with TV studio, cafeteria and library provides space for up to 2,000 visitors; a prefabricated structure that now shines out in bright orange; a completely restructured front building for the market hall dating from the 19th century; and the former Berlin Mitte Post Checking Office, a mid-20th-century building facing the Spree River. The heterogeneous buildings are now linked and their functions accessed by a 120m-long glass block.

Client: Federal Republic of Germany
GFA: 43,000 m²
GV: 207,320 m³
Competition: 12/1995, 1st Prize
Completion: 2001
Photographer: Friedemann Steinhausen, Stephan Klonk, Frank Springer


Awards: 2nd Federal German Prize for architecture Putz 2002, 2nd Prize

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