Ernst-Reuter-Platz
2329-EHL-BER.DE-2017
Architects: Jonas Käckenmester, David Lüken, Daniel Pehl
Client: Werkbund Berlin
Status: Academic
Location: Berlin, Germany
Coordinates: 52.512778, 13.321667
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Materials: Concrete, Glass
Environment: Urban
Visualizer: Studio
Scale: Large
Types: Office, Office building

The elements of Ernst-Reuter-Platz are in a seemingly incoherent state. To renovate and carve out its dependencies and to develop the space into a conclusive structure, is the task that the site places on us. The idea of a cumulative city formed by building structures,  which loosely blends with public space, can only be recognized here in its early approaches. As an urban figure along the east-west axis of Berlin, it lacks the weight to equilibrate the asymmetrical balance of power towards Berlin’s old town to the west.

The idea to use Ernst-Reuter-Platz as a location for the new central and state library marks its claim to a higher significance within the city of Berlin. As an entrance to Berlin from the West, Ernst-Reuter-Platz has to do more for society than being pure infrastructure. The space needs a benefit that meets the demands of today’s knowledge society, giving it the meaning of being a center of Berlin.

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