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The EMBASSY, a new building dwelling alongside Koellnischen Park in Berlin

The residential complex fits into its surroundings with a façade in natural stone and clinker bricks

TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten, Sergei Tchoban

The EMBASSY, a new building in Berlin
By Editorial Staff -

The "EMBASSY" residential project by Tchoban Voss Architekten is composed of six buildings that rest on a 22,774 sqm [245,137 sq. ft.] plot opposite Koellnischer Park. The park is located in Berlin's Mitte district, not far from the Spree River. It has a rich history of being a fortified city during the seventeenth century. During the middle of the eighteenth century, it was dismantled in order to expand the Prussian capital. Today, there are many embassies and consular offices located in the area. The Alexanderplatz and the historic center around Gendarmenmarkt are also nearby. The residential complex manages to fit seamlessly into its urban surroundings.

 

Creating character

The EMBASSY © Roland Halbe, courtesy TCHOBAN VOSS Arkitekten

Each of the six street façades of the apartment buildings have their own unique character. A variation of parapet heights was used. Perforated façades consist of natural stone and clinker bricks in disparate, subtle colors alternate and reflect the materiality and tone of Berlin’s architecture. Some of the residential building façades are textured in rough relief and others are smooth in contrast. Wood-aluminum window systems with lavish, floor-to-ceiling glass surfaces allow natural light to fill the spaces. The six-storey structures house 133 flats. There are four commercial units on the ground floor of the building complex; two are located in house A and the other two can be found in house F.

The EMBASSY © Roland Halbe, courtesy TCHOBAN VOSS Arkitekten

The mixed-use is well-composed, with one to five room flats as large as 160 sqm [1722 sq. ft.]. Most of the residential units take advantage of the beautiful green surroundings with balconies or terraces. Fantastic French windows were used greet the street side for egress. The flat roof above the staggered storey has been planted with gorgeous greenery and the staggered storey has a roof terrace. There is a 76-parking space garage conveniently located underground with an entrance on Rungestrasse and an exit on Koepenicker Strasse. There are also 243 bicycle parking spaces accessible in the basement. The elaborately landscaped inner courtyard is enjoyed by inhabitants on the terraces of their ground floor flats. The unique character of this charming residential complex is a wonderful addition to the city.

Location: Berlin
Client: ADAM EUROPE GmbH
Ground floor area: 10,742 sqm [115,630 sq. ft.]
Completion: June 2021
Project by: Tchoban Voss Arkitekten, Sergei Tchoban
Project management: WasE-Bau GmbH
General contractor: Adolf Lupp GmbH & Co KG
Execution planning: ardoris GmbH
Landscaping: NOLTE | GEHRKE - Partnerschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten mbB
Structural engineering: KRAMPE Beratende Ingenieure GmbH
Building physics: PORR Design & Engineering Deutschland GmbH
Fire protection: KREBS+KIEFER Ingenieure GmbH
Building equipment: Mueller Ingenieurgesellschaft GmbH
Interior: Design Alchemists
Manufacturers: Drantmann Klinker - Bau GmbH & Co. KG, Janinhoff GmbH & Co. KG, Stone Alliance GmbH, WAREMA Renkhoff SE, Marktheidenfeld
Photos by: Roland Halbe

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