Erich-Nehlhans-Strasse, Berlin

In the area "Alter Schlachthof" in Prenzlauer Berg at the Erich-Nehlhans-Strasse, a total of 6 new residential houses were created.

PlaceBerlin Prenzlauer Berg
ProjectNew development of 6 residential houses with a total of 111 apartments, 9 commercial units and an underground car park with 41 car spaces
Bauherrcds and Wulff Wohnbau Projekt Thaerstraße GmbH
DesignGewers Pudewill
Scope of workBuilding planning work phase 1-4; (partially 5)
Size18.990 sqm
TeamArchitect in charge Matthis Nägele
PhotographerPhilipp Winter

In an urban location, a total of 111 high-quality flats, nine commercial units and an underground car park with 41 parking spaces were created. The spacious loft flats on the staggered floors of all six houses have additional terraces with panoramic views over the rooftops of Berlin. A generous park-like green area was created in the inner area of the property.

The six buildings vary in their facade design in order to enable the residents to identify with their building. The result is an interplay of light grey and sand-coloured clinker brick facades and different plaster facades.

The central building was designed as a geometrically special structure with a horizontally folded front facade. The interplay of the balconies projecting and receding alternately from one storey to the next creates a very dynamic effect of the facade, which offers different perspectives and insights as you pass by.

The changing direction of the balusters that matches the rythm of the balconies’ folding increases the dynamics of the building and creates an alternation between stability and transparency