Energetic city space
To integrate the surrounding neighborhood, the ground level is abundant with retail opportunities, flexible office spaces, and co-working facilities, all placed in a double-height space with a public and open arcade in the centre of the building. Transparent and visible entrances to all sides amplify the building's ability to create a connection between its varied content and the surrounding city space, helping the building to become a new destination in the city. The upper part of the building consists of four office floors around a zig-zag configuration, were open and a flexible office landscape inner loops around a series of external green courtyards in various heights. Internally, three cores create connectivity between the office floors and towards the base of the building.
The courtyards contribute both in bringing the daylight into the large floor areas of the building and maximizes microclimatic qualities throughout the entire massing of the building while contributing positively to drastically reducing the heat island effect.
The overall building grid is made by prefabricated elements internally and in facades, both to reduce building time and construction cost, and add passive shading through a relief like façade structure to the large window sections. Sustainable materials, like recycled concrete and aluminum, are implemented in the building.
Current projects in Germany by C.F. Møller Architects
C.F. Møller Architects has recently won two other projects in Germany. The expansion of the German Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in Berlin (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit, BMU), and the new Headquarters for the visionary German bank Berlin Hyp. The firm is also working on housing, healthcare and masterplanning assignments in Germany and has had an office in Berlin since 2019.
The MK7 competition was held by Patrizia Deutchland and the invited teams were:
• C.F. Møller Architects
• Allmann Sattler Wappner
• Henning Larsen
• Müller Reimann
Client: PATRIZIA AG. Collaborator: Nordland Arkitekter and CL Map. Engineering: WB-I Wolf+Bogatic PartG mbB and IBF Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH: Landscape: Jühling & Partner Landschaftsarchitekten bdla mbB.
PATRIZIA Press Release