Five new city villas in the Prinzenviertel, Berlin

The ensemble in the center of Prinzenviertel in Berlin-Karlshorst bridges the former suburban settlement and its heterogeneous garden villa typology with a more contemporary interpretation of the city villa.

ProjectNew development of five city villas with underground garage
ClientHELMA Wohnungsbau GmbH
DesignGewers Pudewill
Scope of workBuilding planning work phase 1-4
Size7,010 sqm
TeamArchitect in charge Tilman Richter-von Senfft
PhotographerPhilipp Winter

The foundational principle of the Gründerzeit period were followed, such as the small-scale urban granularity, the greening of the quarter, as well as the materiality, roof forms, and various heights of the surrounding houses, thus strengthening its character.

The modern implementation of the urban villa is expressed in the detailing of the individual buildings: generous windows, loggias and balconies; sloping soffits; and a staggered arrangement of building heights. The slightly recessed windows are offset by story, lending the facade a gentle three-dimensionality and dynamism.