Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
On 27 October the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) awarded an All Time Award for the Berlin Olympic Stadium at Koelnmesse’s Congress Centre North. The award was given in honor of both the operating company, Olympiastadion Berlin GmbH, and the designers of the extensive conversion (2000 to 2004), gmp – Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, Berlin.
The concept of SUPERMARKET which won several designa wareds opened his first concept store in Belgrade. Since 2014 it is also located in Berlin. The historically protected BIKINI HAUS, built in 1957 by Paul Schwe be sand Hans Schosz berger received a renovation in 2013 and was provided with an unique concept. The 7,000 square meter roof terrace with the view to the Berlin Zoo is the high light of the complex and the home of SUPERMARKET Berlin. SUPERMARKET Berlin sees it self as a project space which is comprised of different functional are a sover 800 sqm. The large and open space is divided by the 25 meterlong bar which already starts in the entrance are a and extends through out the whole room. The bar is further segmented in to three themes. The Coffeé, Juice andliquor/wine bar. The furniture canbe move dandad justed easily which allows high flexibility. Materials such as steel and wood under line the industrial character of the large and open space. The colorful furniture and floral fabrics give the space a funky, humorousand relaxed impression.
The design brief for this Berlin flat renovation, in the district of Moabit, not only included the challenge of sensitively updating an Altbau (early 1900’s), but included the added element of its charming small size – measuring just 21sqm.
Like many buildings of its era, the original layout of the flat had been two very small but separate rooms, presumably one of them being a kitchen, with a shared toilet located in an outbuilding downstairs. In an effort to modernise the flat a previous owner had substituted the former kitchen with a more convenient private bathroom. This had the added effect of unbalancing the overall proportions of living/sleeping/cooking/washing space in the flat.
Interior space is sort of mixture between luxury shop and meeting spot. The main idea is to create minimalist lifestyle store where you can buy a bottle of great unique wine and at the same time you are able to stay in the shop for a little longer to try out different tastes or just to talk with a friend. Idea of lifestyle wine shop changes typical wine store image into some think more open for different generations – young as well as older people.
In Sep. 2014, we created and opened the art work in the gallery \” Mies van der Rohe Haus\” operated by Bezirksamt Lichtenberg von Berlin.
The building of this institution is \”Landhaus Lemke\”, which was designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1922/33, reconstructed and utilized now.
A newly-built residential building with retail spaces was completed in 2013. The building was constructed in a space between two existing buildings at Torstraße 86. The street façade is aligned with the two neighboring buildings and has a set- back on the top floor. On the south side, the courtyard facade, the building has a number of set-backs towards the top.
Apartments “Charlotte” – a great success for the developer as well as marketing. Within weeks, and long before the commencement of building works, all flats within this central Berlin apartment house nearby Checkpoint Charlie were sold. Carefully designed floor plans ensure a high quality of living and generous full height windows offer fascinating views of central Berlin.
Balconies are attached to the building like scales and create a meander like rhythm along the façade. To avoid impairing this well-balanced building front by rough and heavy balustrades, balconies are safeguarded by a delicate stainless steel mesh. The tapered form gives this freestanding corner building a charming and self-confident appearance.
NO WÓDKA is a concept store that shows a fine selection of todays’ lively Polish art and design in Berlin.
The main concept created by KONTENT brings a new approach to product display that thinks outside the norm of standard wall mounted shelves. Designers wanted shop to be a paraphrase of a wardrobe in which you enter. The result is a large, self-supporting structure made of scaffold beams and as the shop name NO WÓDKA suggests it breaks through the typical stereotypes with the interior design following this rule.
The latest Udo Krollman Corporate Centre and Wolf architectural practice project in Berlin has brought to the city one of the most unconventional and daring architectural ventures seen to date. Following their very own tradition of acquisition and transformation of commercial and residential properties to meet the demands of a part of the market thirsty for exclusivity, over 20 years trading, have given the Udo Krollman Corporate Centre the experience and knowledge to always make the most breakthrough design bids.