ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION QUARTIER HEIDESTRASSE: JURY HAS DECIDED ON THE DESIGN FOR THE SPECIAL AREA

Berlin, 07 December 2016. The offices of ROBERTNEUN Architekten (Berlin) and gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (Berlin) were awarded 1st prize for their designs for the planned special area in the Heidestraße quarter.

Berlin, December 07, 2016.For their designs for the planned special area in the Heidestraße quarter, the offices of ROBERTNEUN Architekten (Berlin) and gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (Berlin) have been awarded 1st prize.

The jury formulated recommendations for both submissions for further processing. After a new evaluation by the judges, one of the two designs will be chosen for implementation. The 3rd prize was awarded to the office AllesWirdGut (Vienna). The Heidestraße quarter is being developed as part of Europacity. The tender was for the heart of the quarter, where large-scale retail, residential and commercial spaces will be realizsd as the first sub-project on a floor area of 9,490 m2. The task was to design the facades and develop floor plans for the respective areas of use.

The jury formulated recommendations for both submissions for further processing. After a new evaluation by the judges, one of the two designs will be chosen for implementation. The 3rd prize was awarded to the office AllesWirdGut (Vienna). The Heidestraße quarter is being developed as part of Europacity. The tender was for the heart of the quarter, where large-scale retail, residential and commercial spaces will be realised as the first sub-project on a floor area of 9,490 m2. The task was to design the facades and develop floor plans for the respective areas of use.

The winners of the competition were selected from seven entries. The competition was carried out by the awarding authority, Quartier Heidestraße GmbH, in coordination with the Senate Department for Urban Development, the Mitte district and the Berlin Chamber of Architects. AllesWirdGut ZT GmbH (Vienna), ARTEC Architekten (Vienna), Cobe Architects GmbH (Copenhagen/Berlin), gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (Berlin), kadawittfeldarchitektur gmbH (Berlin), Kleihues + Kleihues Gesellschaft für Architekten mbH (Berlin), ROBERTNEUN Architekten GmbH (Berlin) participated. Drees & Sommer Berlin was responsible for the invitation to tender and preliminary review of the competition.

The judges include Senate Building Director Regula Lüscher, Steffen Klette representing the Berlin-Mitte Urban Planning Office, and Thomas Bergander, Managing Director of Quartier Heidestraße GmbH.