The aim of the report is the revitalization of an office and commercial building from the 1970s. We’ve focused on the challenge of converting the existing structure into a modern office and commercial building designed according to actual aspects of flexibility, workplace quality and energy efficiency with regard to today’s usage requirements, without changing the essence of the urban core statement. It was suggested to significantly streamline the existing building, which would result in inexpensive and flexible floor plans and at the same time improve the supply of daylight. The structural modification of the existing house makes the urban planning from 1955, with its slim, free-standing parts of the building, legible again and leads to greater efficiency.
The Ernst-Reuter-Platz is a part of Berlin’s historically developed east-west axis. The area around the square is a preferred location for office, administration and commercial space due to its proximity to the Technical University of Berlin, private universities and hotels. As an important transport hub, it also has excellent connections to City West and Berlin Mitte, the airport and the main train station.