Harbin Concert Hall - Construction Site


Housing Block 4, House 2, IBA

1982 - 1986

Berlin, Germany


Total Floor Area: 1,692 sqm

As part of the International Architectural Exhibition in Berlin (IBA), we were asked to design a housing complex on a corner of a U-shaped courtyard which is surrounded by the old building of a life insurance company. In order to harmonize the new part with the front of the old building, we employed a classic three-layered structure using rustication for the main floor and a vault for the roof. We traced the context of the building completely. The pedimented gate which was once an entrance to the garden was used as the entrance to the building from the side of the garden.