Building group Kurfürstenstraße

The building group, Kurfurstenstr. 142 consist of 23 units on 3400 sqm. The site is located in the corner Kurfürstenstrasse/ Frobenstrasse in Schöneberg, Berlin. Construction of the building is planned to start in Summer 2015. The house consists of six towers, placed according to the curve of the surrounding roads, forming a semicircle around an inner courtyard, and creates a unique community between the neighbours. The six towers overlap themselves, both vertical and horizontal, there are no clear boundaries between the different units/apartments and the structure of the house can be seen as one large single space continuum. This simple principle leads to endless variations of organisation and spatial combinations. Within the overlaps, each individual apartment has its own personal spatial conditions and they all consist of one very high and one lower space. Some units are also connected to each other by a shared space and they all have a close relation to the inner courtyard garden, shared roof top terraces and other public spaces within the building. Neither the cohabitation nor the sharing is enforced by the architecture; though the flexibility allows the inhabitants within the building to create their private and shared spaces according to their own special needs.