Haus der Statistik: Die Mitte von Mitte

Location: Berlin-Mitte

Client: Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen

Program: Housing, Administration and Culture

Size: 67.000 m²

Status: 2nd place, 2019

Collaborators: Studio Sörensen Landschaftsarchitektur

Team: Vanessa Miriam Carlow with Ines Dobosic, Friedemann Hack, Iulian Tatarciuc, Sebastiano Lo Guidice, Giovanni Fanton, Benjamin Fowler, Paul Coulbeaux, Marie-Theres Ausmann, Katarzyna Krawczyk and Thea Cuk

Today, the area of Haus der Statistik forms the ending of the green, open landscape along Karl-Marx-Allee with its elegant horizontal spatial dimensions. On the opposite side, at Alexanderplatz vertical dominants are emerging. New development takes in count the spatial and temporal turning point and creates an innovative and ambiguous urban structure that mediates between the two worlds and thereby develops its own identity. The aim is to develop a public welfare-oriented, green, mixed, open Berlin neighborhood that is both metropolitan and “Kiezig” and not only meets the different needs of the various users but is also capable of uncovering and exploiting synergy potentials between them.