Between Kreuzberg and Schöneberg, not far from Potsdamer Platz, there is the Park am Gleisdreieck. Formerly an important railroad junction for industry, today a renaturalized urban space of around 26 hectares unfolds with unique plant diversity. Completed in 2014 and awarded for urban planning, architecture and landscape architecture, the park is now a green oasis in the city center. The residential building is located directly next to the park and owes its special location to the partial demolition of a parking garage over 200 meters long.
The new building transforms the long wall of the remaining parking garage into a habitable enfilade and at the same time a lively neighborhood. The garage’s distinctive lateral rotundas remain and are integrated into the hybrid residential building. It spans between them, as it were, with a façade that swings over 190 meters. The loft-like, industrial character is characteristic in allusion to the history and the railroad bridges in the immediate vicinity. All the apartments, which vary greatly in their layout, face the park to the west, while the eastern side offers courtyards and spacious roof terraces for private and communal use by the residents.