• Townhouse O21 Berlin

Townhouse O21 Berlin

On a property in Berlin’s Friedrichswerder neighbourhood, the city government launched an initiative for the creation of a new urban quarter with 47 townhouses; in terms of appearance and execution the project was to reflect the developer’s vision of heterogeneity and individuality. On one of the narrow plots, living quarters are organized vertically as a coherent fluid space extending across seven levels. The different cantilevered levels jutting into the building’s two-storey communal centre develop additional functions that become more private with each upward level. New perspectives and lines of sight give the building a dynamic that makes it a walkable spatial sculpture.
Location Oberwallstr. 21, 10117 Berlin
Year completion 2008
Client private


Team Florian Fels, Olaf Menk, Arno Löbbecke, Jacob van Ommen, Ingo Beckmann, Alessio Fossati

Technical planners IBT Ingenieurbüro für Tragwerksplanung GmbH & Co. KG, Mannheim (structural engineering) – RM Ingenieurgesellschaft Ridder und Meyn mbH, Berlin (building services) – Topotek 1 Gesellschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten mbH, Berlin (open space planning)

Photos Mads Mogensen, Jan Bitter