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Blissestrasse 5, Berlin

TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten, Sergei Tchoban

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Total renovation of an office building complex with underground car park.

The former Berlin-Wilmersdorf tax office, which was built in 1971, covers around three quarters of the block Blissestrasse 5 / Berliner Strasse 132 / Uhlandstrasse 97 / Wilhelmsaue 26-27. The ground floor is almost completely superstructed by buildings and mainly used for retail and parking purposes; the rising stories are divided into four separated but connected buildings, which are set back to different distances from the edge of the block.
The project is an example of a contemporary, sustainable approach and a conscious engagement with the existing architecture from the 1970s that characterizes the city in this district. In the course of the far-reaching refurbishment measures of the nine-story office building complex, the office floors of initially two of the four high-rise buildings were converted and equipped with a pressure-ventilated staircase as well as a fire brigade lift. The building services were modernized and the underground car park was sealed off by the installation of a new, partially lowered floor slab. The new, rear-ventilated, curtain-type façade consists of large-format, highly weather-resistant powder-coated white aluminum sheet cassettes. These are structured by widely projecting reveal boxes of the windows, individually manufactured from extruded aluminum profiles. Thermally separated and highly heat-insulating aluminum turn-tilt windows optimally meet the current requirements for thermal and sound insulation and the single-story façade of the multi-story car park facing Wilhelmsaue was clad with aluminum louvres and given a color scheme similar to the main façade. A roof terrace of approx. 145 mwas built on the roof of component 3. The complex also received an appropriate, representative entrance. The lobby and the lift lobbies from the 1st to the 8th floor were furnished with wall cladding made of large-format, real wood veneered panels and plinths made of mirror-polished, black titanium nitrite-coated stainless-steel profiles. Requirements for barrier-free use of the building were taken into account during the renovation.

Address: Blissestrasse 5, 10713 Berlin
Client: Becker & Kries Unternehmensgruppe, Berlin
Gross Floor Area: 9,259 sqm (Component 1+2), 13,655 sqm (Parking levels)
Completion: 2020
Architect: Sergei Tchoban
Project partner and leader: Philipp Bauer
Team: Alina Molina, Hanna Bulavana, Dirk Kollendt, Katharina Stranz, Evgenia Sulaberidze, René Hoch Project management: BAL Bauplanungs und Steuerungs GmbH, Berlin
Landscape planner: KUULA Landschaftsarchitekten
Berlin Interiors: Raumdeuter, Berlin
Structural engineering: Weiske & Partner
Façade: GMS; Grebenauer Metallbau Schreiner, Grebenau
Shell construction: ARGE BS35; Bleck & Soehne
Construction: Lindner SE, Arnstorf 

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