Marthashof Residential Development – Location Schwedter Straße 37-40, 10435 Berlin Year 1. Prize Competition 2006, Completion 2012 Client Stofanel Investment AG
On a former vacant lot in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district, the Marthashof Residential Development reacts to the diversity of urban lifestyles and communities with a wide range of apartment types and sizes and open spaces. The residential buildings are positioned along the property’s three boundaries, enclosing a publicly accessible communal courtyard that opens toward the street and serves as the green heart of the neighbourhood. The Kulturhaus am Mauerpark, situated opposite the development, forms the spatial end-point of the ensemble. Diverse lines of sight and a variety of private outdoor spaces, oriented both toward the common areas in the centre of the ensemble and toward the more protected courtyards at the rear of the buildings and adjacent buildings, connect the quarter to the organic structure of the surrounding city as a new urban module.
Team Erik Behrends, Florian Fels, Arno Löbbecke, Olaf Menk, Jens Schoppe, Thomas Birk, Janine Burdack, Kristin Bussenius, Alessio Fossati, Jost von Fritschen, Claudia Große-Hartlage, Götz Hinrichsen, Stefan John, Kai Arne Löper, Arun Markus, Dirk Nachtsheim, Jemima Retallack, Roland Schreiber, Kerstin Thomsen, Anna Wolska, Hagen Brandt
Technical planners city.bauten (project development) – Dr.-Ing. Pelle Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Berlin (structural engineering) – Ingenieurbüro für Energie- und Haustechnik Andreas Duba GmbH, Tröbnitz (building services) – Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten, Berlin (open space planning) – Mull und Partner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Berlin (geothermal system)
Photos Jan Bitter and Grüntuch Ernst Architects