[BRL17]

2017 Berlin Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

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House of the Future Berlin - Futurium [DRAFT]



 
Photo Credit : RICHTER MUSIKOWSKI

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Project Overview

Directly on the banks of the river Spree, between the Reichstag and the central station (Hauptbahnhof), lies the Futurium, whose extraordinary, modern architecture uniquely complements the urban environment of the government district. Spanning three floors and around 3,200 square metres of exhibition space, the centre for shaping the future offers fascinating insights into the world of tomorrow and embodies a visionary concept of space.
The design of the Berlin architects Richter and Musikowski also emphasises clear and sculptural forms as well as openness and accessibility.
The building envelope is made of cast glass, which creates an intricate pattern of light and shadow both day and night. The completely accessible exhibition and event rooms are also flooded with light. Large window facades allow panoramic views into the surroundings and at the same time symbolise the open, wide perspective that the Futurium wants to grant topics about the future.
But it’s not just the aesthetics of the Futurium that are forward-looking: The building corresponds with low-energy standards. It is based entirely on the potential of renewable energies. The “skywalk” on the roof not only provides a view of the solar sea from photovoltaics and solar thermal energy collector fields, but also offers a unique view of the Spreebogen and the Kanzleramt.

Project Commissioner

Futurium

Project Creator

Richter Musikoswski

Team

BAUHERR BUNDESANSTALT FR IMMOBILIENAUFGABEN
ORT BERLIN MITTE STATUS WETTBEWERB 1. PREIS, REALISIERT
JAHR 2012-2017 FLCHE 14.000 QM
ENTWURF RICHTER MUSIKOWSKI, JUCA LANDSCHAFTSARCHITEKTUR
TRAGWERK Schssler Plan
HAUSTECHNIK GM Planen und Beraten, PRINZING
BRANDSCHUTZ HHP Berlin
BAUPHYSIK MLLER BBM, Werner Sobek WS Green Technologies
FASSADE ARUP Deutschland
PROJEKTTEAM Christoph Richter, Jan Musikowski, Elke Sparmann, Sebastian Haufe, Phillip Roh, Johann Schulz-Greve, Daniel Eckert, Yvo Coseriu, Christine Dorn




This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow. 
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