Following a design competition, David Chipperfield Architects Berlin has been selected to build an office tower in Berlin’s Mitte district. The practice’s design was chosen unanimously from twelve competing schemes.
The new tower is situated beside Jannowitzbrücke, a bridge crossing the River Spree, and is located between a railway station and traffic junction. The compact building volume is designed so that projections and recesses reference the surrounding environment. Within the tower itself, the recesses create terrace areas with roof gardens.
The terrain that rises towards the riverbank of the Spree forms the starting point for a flowing transition between inside and outside, emphasising the public character of the ground floor and creating a new public realm.