School of Economics and Law Berlin

Conversion to a university

The project comprises the in-depth conversion and refurbishment of an existing administration and office building from the 1930s. The building sets a special urban accent in the area of the main entrance and at the same time has a spiral staircase to the inner courtyard with a reference to contemporary industrial building architecture. After the former House of the German Brewing Industry served the Schöneberg district as an administrative building, it was converted into a university, thus adding an important building block to the campus of the School of Business and Law in Berlin.

University library on two levels

The realized program includes a large number of teaching and seminar rooms of various sizes, the central university library and the university administration. The construction project includes extensive structural interventions in the building fabric over several floors. Likewise, the facade with its double windows was completely renovated in terms of energy efficiency in accordance with historic preservation considerations, with the sun protection system being individually configured to fit into the reveals made of natural stone.

Project details

Berlin School of Economics and Law
Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Building volume
8,000 sqm gross floor area
Completion 2012
Patrik Dierks
Maximilian Meisse

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