Haus Knauthe

To develop an office highrise on a prescribed depth of not more than 14 meters – when quite adjacent to it on the Potsdamer Platz the blocks stretching 60 meters in square: – quite frustrating a job for both client and architect, especially when you get squeezed between the hard place and the rock of Berlin building regulations.

Two stairs, wrapped one into the other, two elevators, rest- and waiting rooms, a pantry – all that in a core together with seven lawyers, eight secretaries, a conference – all that in a spacious concept of a typical floor: – we needed the help of a cylindrical-shaped corridor to press for a little lifelines, a trace of generosity.

SITE

Leipziger Platz 10

10117 Berlin

 

TYPOLOGY

office  residential  commercial

 

CLIENT

Bauherrengemeinschaft Knauthe
Leipziger Platz GbR

 

ARCHITECT

Axel Schultes Architekten
Frank  Schultes  Witt

 

DESIGN

Axel Schultes   Charlotte Frank

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Andreas Schuldes

 

COLLABORATORS

Bohne   Dogu   Kromrei   Reintjes

 

COMPETITION  –  COMPLETION

1998  –  2000

 

FOOT PRINT

1.459 m²

 

GROSS FLOOR AREA

8.645 m²

 

GROSS VOLUME

30.659 m³

 

NUMBER OF FLATS

9

 

GARAGE

54 parking lots

 

HEIGHT

36 m

 

CONSTRUCTION

reinforced concrete

 

ARCHITECT ON THE BUILDING SITE

Büro Steinberg + Podszus GmbH

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS

Pichler Ingenieure GmbH

 

FAÇADE ENGINEERS

R+R  Fuchs  Ingenieurbüro für Fassadentechnik

 

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Ulrich Reichardt  Büro für Lichtdesign

 

BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEER

M. Sowinski  Ingenieurbüro für Versorgungstechnik

 

PROTECTIVE MEASURES

Ingenieurbüro Axel C. Rahn

 

ACOUSTICS

Akustik Ingenieurbüro Moll GmbH

 

LANDSCAPING

Lützow 7   Cornelia Müller  Jan Wehberg

Garten- und Landschaftsarchitekten

 

PHOTOS

Werner Huthmacher