Last week, the winner of the architecture competition for the “Bürohochhaus am Nordhafen”, a high-rise building planned at Berlin’s northern basin, was announced. The first prize in the two-phase competition was awarded to Kleihues + Kleihues architects. Their winning design prevailed against nine other entries in an anonymous process. We congratulate the architects, who we advised during the competition.
Featuring a clinker brick façade, the 70-meter high office tower will be a striking entrance to the Europacity. The northern part of this 40-hectare urban development area is located next to Berlin’s main station. With reference to this significant urban location, the structure was designed as a stepped volume with its highest point facing the street corner of Heidestraße and Perleberger Brücke. On the inside, the planned building captivates with generous open spaces.