Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Truman Plaza in Berlin, Germany by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)

 
November 9th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)

Located in Berlin Zehlendorf, the Truman Plaza parallels the adjacent Clayallee and is part of a larger master plan that balances its historical urban context with its integration of a delicate onsite forest. The project constitutes offices, retail, health and sports facilities, which together form an urban setting situated around a central plaza within this leafy borough on the edge of Berlin.

Image Courtesy Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)
  • Project: Truman Plaza
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Size: 19.882 m2
  • Program: Health, Office, Retail, Sport
  • Date of Design: 2008-2011
  • Date of Completion: 2013
  • Project Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Fabian Schwade, Ole Hallier, Moritz Theden, Tony Rhiem, Marco Hou­bertz, Matthias Bachmann, Marcel Moonen, Enno Efkes, Virginia Angell Harmsen, Inga Anger, Bruno Ebersbach, Jonas Klock, Sebastian Dillner, Jos Beekhuizen, Joana Varela
  • Collaborators: Beatriz Alés Gregori, Maria Zaghi, Maxim Krioukov
  • Client: Stofanel Investment AG
  • Consultants: Gesellschaft für Technik am Bau GmbH, Ingenieure für Brandschutz GmbH, Müller BBM GmbH, FGS – Forschungs- und Planungsgruppe Stadt und Verkehr GbR, Vogt Landschaftsplaner GmbH, BAL Bauleitungs und Steuerungs GmbH

Image Courtesy Wiel Arets Architects

A se­ries of staggered volumes with height graduations and setbacks provide a framework and rhythm, while a higher, two-part structure anchors the project to the site. Depending on perspective, these volumes merge to create a cityscape. The central public plaza, or square, establishes a meet­ing point for residents – acting as a social condenser – and greened pathways stem from this plaza to the mature woodlands surrounding the site, including the Grunewald forest.

Image Courtesy Wiel Arets Architects

Retail programming is located on the ground floor, and multiple terraces at varying heights define the project’s visual relationship to the remainder of its programming, and its site – fostering interiority – while a small pavilion near the onsite forest will house a café.

Image Courtesy Wiel Arets Architects

As the project is situated on a highly frequented prelude en route to the inner city of Berlin, the importance of these outdoor spaces goes beyond the project’s immediate development by extending the existing green belt along the Clayallee, enabling the emergence of a large square at the corner of the Argentinische Allee, forming the Tru­man Plaza’s entrance and further defining the site.

Image Courtesy Wiel Arets Architects

Image Courtesy Wiel Arets Architects

Image Courtesy Wiel Arets Architects

Image Courtesy Wiel Arets Architects

Image Courtesy Wiel Arets Architects

Image Courtesy Wiel Arets Architects

Related posts:

Tags: ,

Categories: City Center, Mixed use, Plaza

One Response to “Truman Plaza in Berlin, Germany by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy