LIBAUER STRASSE

APARTMENT BUILDING, Berlin, LPH 1-8, 2020

My parents’ house was on a slope. On an incline of about 1.50 metres. In those days the developer had thought to himself that it would be clever to raise the ground floor up a bit more to let the new owners get out to the garden, which was at ground level. A spiral staircase ran from the balcony on the ground floor down to the garden. This meant that I spent my whole childhood enjoying a special vista over the garden. I can still clearly remember my parents in their deckchairs; great garden parties with wonderfully laid-out tables; garden parties with happily drunken friends and mown lawns with vivid patterns I’d made myself (although only appreciated by me). These memories – the perspective looking down on the garden and the things that happened there – are very dear to me. Always looking out from a crow’s nest. Always the whole scenery beneath me. And every time it drew me in, I climbed down.

Project Team

Elena Herwarth von Bittenfeld
Hannah Knittel
Luisa Schäfer
Annett Schneider

PHOTOGRAPHY: SIMON MENGES

Aligned to face the garden, the apartments are given large balconies, equipped with an external staircase providing direct access to the gardens.

ground floor
1st + 2nd floor
3th +4th floor
5th floor
6th floor

The Project in Numbers

14 RESIDENTIAL UNITS
7 STOREYS
1,100 m² LIVING FLOOR SPACE
120 m² COMMERCIAL FLOOR SPACE
80 m² STORAGE FLOOR SPACE

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