18.05.2016Palais Varnhagen tops out

The shell construction for the residential project “Palais Varnhagen” in the centre of Berlin has been completed. The building comprises 50 apartments and two commercial units on a site, which has remained undeveloped since World War II. The architecture is inspired by the typology of the ‘Hôtel particulier’, a building form originally prevalent in Paris. In keeping with this historic archetype, a deep recess from the second storey upwards opens up the building to the street, creating a U-shape facing the south and providing optimum daylight conditions for all apartments. The building is due for completion by the end of this year.