Prora, Block 1, Island of Rugen, Germany

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APPROVAL PLANNING TO CONSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION

Island of Rugen / Germany 2013 – 2016
Client: Wohnen in Prora, Vermögensverwaltungs
GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin / Germany
Architect: Stuke Architekten GmbH, Berlin /
Germany
Photo: Wohnen in Prora Vermögensverwaltungs
GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin / Germany


The structural intervention in a listed building can be regarded as a special challenge at all times. “Block 1“ of Prora, belonging to the former Third Reich Holiday Resort, is no exception to this rule. It has been converted into modern style apartments and a hotel. Continue reading

Drake Street, Berlin, Germany

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO APPROVAL PLANNING

Berlin / Germany 2014 – 2015
Client: BOTAG-Fonds 20 Drakestr. 76 / 77 GbR,
Berlin / Germany
Architect: Stuke Architekten GmbH,
Berlin / Germany
Photo: Stuke Architekten GmbH, Berlin / Germany


The flat roof of the six storey housing block in the Berlin suburb Lichterfelde had to be thermally insulated. As the building retrofit progressed it was decided
to put a penthouse consisting of 12 units with an approx. 1.100 m² of living area on top. As the building had been built in prefabricated reinforced concrete sections that could not take too much additional load the new penthouses were mainly constructed out of prefabricated solid timber elements. The special structural challenge lay in the alignment of the construction methods between the existing building and the new penthouses.

Memorial Bergen-Belsen, Germany

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN TO TENDER DOCUMENTS

Bergen Belsen / Germany 2013 – 2015
Client: Stiftung niedersächsische Gedenkstätten,
Celle / Germany
Architect: leichtbaukunst, Lars Meeß-Olsohn,
Velbert / Germany
Photo: leichtbaukunst, Lars Meeß-Olsohn,
Velbert / Germany


With the help of a master plan the authorities attempted in 2006 to systematically categorize, label and secure the remains of the former Nazi camp in Bergen-Belsen. The aim has been to set up a “memorial of the age“ so that the visitors can decipher and discern what happened where. Continue reading