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petersburger platz

On Petersburger Platz in Berlin-Friedrichshain, the typical Berlin theme of firewall construction was reinterpreted as an addition to a side wing in an inner courtyard. In response to the need for spatially differentiated inner-city densification, a building was developed that not only maintains the necessary distances through staggering but also develops an emphasized verticality. By dividing it into closed plastered volumes, brick surfaces, and window grids, a building was created that creates a certain degree of complexity and different effects of the building mass. 


Eleven apartments were created on seven floors, with a variety of different floor plans, from two to four-room apartments. Each of the apartments has a spacious balcony or terrace area. The apartments on the first two levels, which open onto the garden, are designed as maisonette apartments with internal access. The outside areas are partly accessible as communal areas and small private gardens in the area of the maisonette apartments.


The topic of efficient development and especially the requirements for escape stairwells is a central aspect in the context of densification. For the project at Petersburger Platz, a solution was developed in which the staircase can be reached via an open balcony on the facade. 



completion 2019

photos Johannes Armanazi



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