Tagesspiegel: Hochh(in)aus?

Tagesspiegel: Hochh(in)aus?

"As architects, we are currently challenged to find urban-planning answers to the ongoing digitization, globalization, individualization and urbanization," explains Eike Becker. High-rise buildings can help to create missing living space in big cities.

In the year of the 100th Bauhaus anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the death of Walter Gropius, the architect plans a co-operative project in Gropiusstadt on the Theodor-Loos-Weg / corner of Wutzkyallee. The owner is the cooperative of the Civil Servants Association Berlin. The design is based on Gropius' master plan, which envisaged the integration of smaller buildings in the high-rise district: the 20-storey high-rise building is connected via a common pedestal to a five-storey townhouse and a single-storey pavilion. The skyscraper appears here as a community-oriented building block for a mixed-use city suitable. For who says that skyscrapers must always have one and the same floor plan, which is stacked one hundred times on top of each other? Political, economic, ecological and social aspects speak for a more compact construction.