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09 | 04 | 2019

Cornerstone ceremony for the German embassy in Algiers

On April 9, 2019 the cornerstone was laid for the German embassy's new chancellery by Ambassador Ulrike Knotz and the Wāli of Algiers, Abdelkader Zoukh. Spanning 4,240 square meters overall, it will house office and administration spaces, as well as the visa section. The expansive, light-flooded atrium will form the communicative center and heart piece of the new building. With its light louver façade, the structure is set to dovetail with the existing architecture, dominated by clean lines and façades rendered in white plaster.

04 | 04 | 2019

Topping out ceremony for the Alexander Quarter in Berlin

Following the invitation of the building contractor, project enterprise “European Student Housing Fund” and “The Student Hotel,” and the general contractor Züblin AG, a topping out ceremony was held in Berlin on Thursday April 3, 2019. On this occasion, all those involved in the project gathered for a friendly get-together with representatives of the worlds of politics, business and the media. Located in the direct vicinity of Alexanderplatz and the “Alexa” shopping center, an urban building block for hotel and office use is swiftly arising in the form of the “Alexander Quarter”. The 7-9-story-high structure will feature 475 hotel rooms, office spaces and communal spaces, with the latter including a library, lounges, co-working spaces, gaming areas and a fitness studio. The two different finishes of plaster (hotel) and architectural concrete (office) mark out the areas for hotel and office use. Life-size façade mock-ups provided those in attendance with an idea of what the finished building will look like, and how the different uses may soon be easily recognized from the outside. The building works are to be completed before August 2019 and the new hotel will open before the end of the year.

13 | 03 | 2019

2. Prize for THE FIZZ apartment building in Hamburg

For the new THE FIZZ apartment building on Holstenwall in Hamburg we designed a three-level structure that provides space for 235 apartments on eight stories. Our contribution to the International Campus AG competition won a prize in the two-tier selection process. What makes our design special is the shape of the succinct gate frame at the Holstenwall entrance, as well as the planning of the versatile residential and business premises. The expansive grid arranged around an axis makes a flexible layout of differently sized apartments possible. The visual division into three parts of the structure further creates protrusions that may be used as terraces. On the ground floor, the apartment building opens up towards the city via arcades and provides space for a generous foyer and retail premises. The façade with its sculptural brickwork corresponds with the height of the neighboring buildings.

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