Published: Thursday, September 28, 2006
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Work spaces and reception areas are light-filled and situated along the exterior walls
Reception spaces are activated inside the cube. Other semi-public spaces are located closer to the facade, and at one point cantilever out over the drop-off area. From the entry, the trajectory leads on via the library, meeting rooms, fitness area and restaurant to the roof terrace.
The trajectory leads through various kinds of spaces and activities.
The trajectory exploits the relationship with the context, river Spree, Television Tower ('Fernsehturm'), park and wall of embassy residences; part of it is a 'diagonal void' through the building that allows one to see the TV Tower from the park.
The (slightly over pressurized) trajectory works as a main airduct from which fresh air percolates to the offices to be drawn off via the double (plenum) facade. This ventilation concept is part of a strategy to integrate more functions into one element.
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