Nike Central Europe Headquarters
Berlin Friedrichshain
completed 2019

In collaboration with Rimpau & Bauer Architekten and Becker + Hofstätter

project controlling: REITCon Sahin Kilic
structural engineering: Volker Link
photos: Anja Dotter, Max Schroeder

project team: Alessandro Cugola Lena Brandt

Refurbishment of a former carpentry workshop, left in ruins by multiple bombstrikes during World War II, to be converted into office space. Comprised of three sections, only one of which was left intact, the second was partially destroyed and the third was reduced to rubble. Responding to this, new construction aims to restore the site by replacing what was destroyed and refurbishing what remained. Effort was made where possible to preserve the original architecture with its vaulted brick ceilings, typical of pre war construction in Berlin. New volumes employ the same vaulted structural logic as the existing sections, although with increased spans permitted by contemporary construction materials and techniques. Further emphasizing the distinction between what was lost and what remained, reconstructed volumes are clad with high performance glazed facade which responds to what once stood in its place.

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