Eckwerk by Kleihues + Kleihues and GRAFT

Eckwerk
Eckwerk
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The Eckwerk is radically conceived by the people who live and work here. Their needs, their dreams, their demands set the standard for architects, not vice versa. We challenge the usual standards for space, facades and climate.

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The Eckwerk is no place for settledness because a constant flow of ideas and energy is to be guaranteed. Constantly new people are joining in to work and live here.

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Others make room, leaving the Eckwerk again because they have become too big or they are leaving their room to others as planned. New allocations and spaces should be possible at any time.

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The temporary is the great constant of this architecture. The Eckwerk is not a place of private space and isolation, but a place of conscious public.

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No one should search for the quickest way out of here; it’s about spontaneous encounters, which should be possible at any time – between students and start-up teams, between craftsmen and philosophers, entrepreneurs and visitors.

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Public rooms and paths make their way through the complex from different axes and emphasize its openness and transparency.

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The Spree riverbank walk, stipulated in the citizen-initiated referendum “Spree riverbank for all”, will meander through the building in the form of publicly accessible areas, like the mountain path. Source by Eckwerk.

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Location: Berlin, Germany
Architects: Kleihues + Kleihues and GRAFT
Year: 2014
Images: © Kleihues + Kleihues via Eckwerk

Eckwerk
Image © Kleihues + Kleihues and GRAFT via Eckwerk
Eckwerk
Image © Kleihues + Kleihues and GRAFT via Eckwerk
Eckwerk
Image © Kleihues + Kleihues and GRAFT via Eckwerk
Eckwerk
Image © Kleihues + Kleihues and GRAFT via Eckwerk
Eckwerk
Image © Kleihues + Kleihues and GRAFT via Eckwerk
Eckwerk
Image © Kleihues + Kleihues and GRAFT via Eckwerk

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