Competition Design for Quartier am Humboldthain in Berlin
New address with long-distance effect

During the two-stage non-public urban planning competition for the new quarter Am Humboldthain, on the former AEG factory site, caspar. together with Schellenberg + Bäumler Architekten and studio grüngrau developed a concept for a place of creativity and everyday life with model character. The horizontal and vertical campus concept for production and mixed work environments is complemented by community uses. Address formation, unsealing, networking, mobility, and a public space with greenery, as a framework for great flexibility in the individual building measure and its focus of use, are central.

Life in the quarter is characterized by its architecture, the connection between past and future, diverse building uses, community, short distances, urbanity and green oases. The 6- to 16-story buildings form working worlds that allow highly flexible office forms for various usage scenarios. Various roof terraces provide an extended offer. Designed as low-tech, the buildings with their facade mix of brick, concrete and wood together with PV elements and facade greening form a robust and flexible ensemble that fits into the overall character of the listed AEG buildings. The buildings follow the Cradle-to-Cradle design principle and are conceived in complete product cycles.

Congrats to Cobe for first place and O&O Baukunst for second place.

Design: caspar., studio grüngrau, Schellenberg + Bäumler Architekten, Werner Sobek
Awarding authority: Quartier am Humboldthain GmbH
Visualization: © Lindenkreuz Eggert