Refurbishment and extension of the former Hotel Koenigshof (architect: Ernst Scharnke, 1911) for the administration of the Federal Parliament, Wilhelmstrasse 64, Berlin-Mitte
Limited Competition 2011, 3rd prize
Client: Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, Berlin
Structural Engineers: EiSat GmbH, Berlin
Fire safety: Peter Stanek, Berlin
HVAC: Rentschler and Riedesser, Berlin
Model: Carl Friedrich Hoernlein, Berlin
Model photo: H.-J. Wuthenow, Berlin
Team: Tilman Dorn (PL), Susanne Glöckner, Christa Kleine, Anais Champeaux, Laura Casado Albo
Specific interventions complete the existing building and develop it without denying their contemporaneity. Old and new are not didactically distinguished from one another but merged into one.
Two new attics in a wooden lightweight construction with dormers facing the street tie in with the historic appearance. A skylight lantern crownes the stairwell. The main building accommodates offices and meeting rooms; service rooms are located in the garden wing.
At the interface between front building and garden wing a rather cramped area is removed in order to make room for a generous foyer in front of the new elevator group which faces the courtyard.