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

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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