German Medical Association Berlin, Germany, Office Building KPM-Quartier Berlin-Charlottenburg

BAVARIA/IBAG Immobilien und Beteiligungen AG, Berlin, Germany
  • Architectural Work
    Performance / Services: 2 - 5
  • Space Requirement Planning
  • Planning of guidance
05 / 2004
Gross floor area:
13.721 qm
Hypo Real Estate Architecture Award 2006, category: commercial buildings (honourable mention), Hypo Real Estate Holding AG; German Natural Stone Award 2005 (honourable mention), German Association of Natural Stone (DNV)
A Building Block in the Urban Ensemble
The new representative office of the German Medical Association in Berlin was constructed as part of the development project for the former KPM quarter. Along with the building of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (kassenärzt¬liche Bundesvereinigung) and the historic KPM porcelain factory, the new structure comprises an urban ensemble anchored by the Herbert-Lewin-Platz. The freestanding building interacts with the open space of the square, contributing as a visible component of the urban fabric to a clear identity for the new urban district.

In accordance with the guidelines for mixed-use office space, the administrative complex provides a maximum of 210 employees with a flexible workspace and a high level of natural light. From their desks, employees have a direct view of the surrounding forecourt. The formal composition is shaped by the modular division of the façade through bands of natural stone. The two-storey entrance hall is in dialogue with the forecourt and the neighbouring building of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.