Situated in the historic Berlin Alexanderplatz, the 17-story former Berlin publishing house, known as ‘Pressehaus’, was built in 1973 and has held listed status since 2015. The recent construction and modernisation efforts were orchestrated by The Office Group in collaboration with the renowned Berlin-based architectural firm Gerkan, Marg and Partners.
This project aimed to seamlessly integrate with the existing structure and draw inspiration from the slanting roofs characteristic of the neighbouring historic Scheunenviertel district. A seven-story, glass-enclosed concrete framework now links the rear of the Pressehaus, incorporating its structure into an open, luminous design.
Inside is an adaptable workspace that can cater to individual needs. The entrance features a contrast of warm tones against the glass exterior, accompanied by a sophisticated sculptural lighting design that seamlessly links the first floor to the expansive second floor. A pine staircase leads visitors to the patio, creating a harmonious transition between the different areas.
"We made the final decision to work with a soft and warm palette of textures and hues, as well as small accents in contrasting colours and engineered materials. The result is a very inviting space full of character, depth and interest.”
Carly Sweeney, Universal Design Studio.
SCP Contracts worked closely with TOG to specify some of SCP’s own brand furniture for the space.
Artemide Onfale table light.
Hay Rey Stools
Taachini Victoria Modular System
Hay Rey chairs
Hay Two Tone tables
Knoll Cesca Chairs
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