EISWERK is a new and surprising space in a unique Berlin neighborhood directly on the River Spree. The banks on both sides of the river – known as the Holzblockufer – is one of the most interesting and creative areas for very different concepts of living and working. EISWERK is the extension of living space in a modern environment, in dialogue with the historic buildings, the residents and the diverse neighborhood. The goal is a lively center where living, working and cultural diversity harmonize and inspire each other.
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EISWERK extends over the formerly abandoned site of the historic ice factory and consists of a former cooling house and a residential building with side and middle wings. The actual ice factory with its distinctive chimney is not part of the property.
Fascinated by the history of the former ice factory, the Berlin-based GRAFT architects have incorporated the theme of ice and the dialogue between history and modernity into the design concept. The illusion of gliding, shifting blocks of ice serves as a model for the new office building on the rear property. The building meanders in geometric movements until it reaches the public Spree promenade. This creates unexpected open spaces in the form of terraces and courtyards.
The residential building on Koepenicker Strasse shows a lively interplay of old and new elements. A middle section of the new building will serve as “translator”, connecting the contrasting buildings to form a single structure.