gross floor area 50,000 m2gross construction cost € 94.6 m                                                                ...
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  1. 1. gross floor area 50,000 m2gross construction cost € 94.6 m gsw headquarters berlincompetition 1990, 1st prizeconstruction 1992 - 1999brief This ensemble of five distinct volumes combines ‹as found› fragments of the city intoextension and renovation of a a three-dimensional composition which allows an existing 1950s office tower to beheadquarters building re-integrated into its context. The idea of historical conglomerate growth is taken up and promoted as a model for urban development.clientGemeinnützige Siedlungs- und The new building responds as much to the logic of the Baroque street plan as it doesWohnungsbau-Gesellschaft mbH, to the transformations of nineteenth century urbanism. In addition, by absorbing theBerlin object-like quality of the existing office tower – one of the first towers built during the redevelopment of Berlin in the late 1950s – it registers the confrontational space thatawards had developed between the high-rises on either side of the Berlin Wall. Rising aboveBenedictus Award 2003 its context of disparate spatial configurations from consecutive generations, the newBauphysikpreis 2003 high-rise slab is a unique element which presents associations with both the presentArchitekturpreis Beton 2001, and the future.Special MentionDeutscher Architekturpreis 2001, The red and pink hues of GSW’s west façade give an unmistakable identity to the newSpecial Mention tower, and differentiate the separate elements of the new ensemble: a pair of low-riseMies van der Rohe Award 2001, buildings along the street clad in anthracite ceramic, the existing tower with its greysFinalist and ocres, the so-called pillbox with its greens, and the new slab. The design of the high-World Architecture Awards 2001, rise slab is generated by the creation of an exemplary working environment throughshortlisted the passive control of energy consumption and by a commitment to architecture thatDeutscher Fassadenpreis 2001 is economical towards both natural and built environmental resources. The buildingArchitekturpreis 2000, BDA Berlin proposes an architecture which prioritizes the value of sensuous space, and provides aar+d Award 2000, dynamic painting on the scale of the city .High CommendationRIBA Award 2000, shortlisted forStirling Prize sauerbruch hutton
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