Urban Living

Location: Berlin, DE

Client: Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, Berlin

Program: Housing, Office, Public

Size: 11.300 m2

Status: Commissioned

Collaborators: Buro Happold Berlin, Holzwarth Landschaftsarchitektur

Team: Vanessa Miriam Carlow and Sigurd Larsen with Jana Gutge, Jonas Klock, Loic Croegaert, Stine Skjevik, Thomasson, Aleksandra Wojtyńska


Arcostraße in Berlin-Charlottenburg is located at the Spree. The site is marked by a great mix of sport, carpentries and cafés, which shall be preserved throughout the development. We propose loft typologies to maximize the potential of the site. Lofts are adaptable structures: large windows, open spaces allowing to be reconfigured over time. Construction and utilities are condensed to an inner core leaving remaining floor space open for interpretation and redefinition.

In lofts personal engagement and feeling of freedom go hand in hand – just like in Berlin!