Kontorhaus Rosenstraße

Berlin, 2004 - 2006

address:
Rosenstraße 16 – 17
Berlin- Mitte

client:
WH - Erste Grundstücks GmbH  & Co KG. 

staff:
Dirk Hensen, Janine Tillmann (Projektleiterin), Lukas Schmidt, Tobias Wille

services: Generalplanung HOAI LPH 1-8 mit GKK

BFA: 9.984 m2

MFA: 7.396 m2



The two listed buildings on the Rosenstrasse 16/17 were built around 1896 as a Leipzig department store, based on a design by the architect Otto March. Originally part of a homogeneous building block, today they form fragments of the Gründerzeit period in a structurally heterogeneous situation near Alexanderplatz.

The large and deep areas of the department store are to be converted to offices and a hostel. The office spaces are organised in the depth of the property — according to the building structure — so that each unit has a front, side, and rear building area. Corresponding to this arrangement, the floor plans are structured in a façade layer with cubicle offices, a middle section with team offices, and a rear service layer along the firewall. To the extent possible, the spaciousness — as characteristic of the building typology of the department store — remains and is strengthened by the fact that the firewall, which originally separated both building sections, was removed. Thus, the lighting situation of the middle zone has also improved significantly.

The existing structures — such as the canopies, columns, and beams — remain visible and characterise the spatial atmosphere in its constructive clarity. Only the new partition walls — in particular their large-area surfaces — appear as new elements that support the existing floor plan structure.

Kontorhaus Rosenstraße

Berlin, 2004 - 2006

address:
Rosenstraße 16 – 17
Berlin- Mitte

client:
WH - Erste Grundstücks GmbH  & Co KG. 

staff:
Dirk Hensen, Janine Tillmann (Projektleiterin), Lukas Schmidt, Tobias Wille

services: Generalplanung HOAI LPH 1-8 mit GKK

BFA: 9.984 m2

MFA: 7.396 m2