Berufliches Trainingszentrum, Berlin

A vocational training centre (BTZ) serves the vocational rehabilitation of people with mental illnesses.

PlaceBerlin Prenzlauer Berg
ProjectNew Office Building
Clientcds and Wulff Wohnbau Projekt Thaerstraße GmbH
DesignGewers Pudewill
Scope of workBuilding planning work phase 1-4; (partially 5)
Size7.023 sqm
TeamArchitect in charge Matthis Nägele
PhotographerPhilipp Winter

Interdisciplinary teams of doctors, trainers, psychologists and social pedagogues form a network to enable affected people to re-enter working life.

What could be more obvious than to express this extremely positive network idea in the design of the façade. The plaster façade is structured like a net by different colours, grainings, joint formations and different material thicknesses, thus keeping the multi-layered functions that the building accommodates together.

The symbolisation of the team-oriented activity that happens inside the building is subtly transported to the outside by this playful approach, without being obtrusive.

The emphasis on the corners as accentuation is self-confident, creates its own identity, but nevertheless remains very modest, completely in the sense of the users.