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Photo: Gerhard Kassner

Representation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate to the Federal Government and the European Union in Berlin

Competition 1st prize

Client: State of Rhineland-Palatinate, represented by the Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung, Koblenz Office
Service: Architectural services, phases 2 – 9 HOAI
Completion: 12/2000
Gross floor area: 5,600 m²

Renaissance in Urban Planning
On the site of the former ministerial gardens on which the Berlin Wall once stood, the new Representation of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate has risen from the formerly barren ground. Urban planners envisaged the division of the area into four separate parcels on which ”palace-like“ single buildings were to be built. The street ”In den Ministergärten“ provides access to the property from the east and west and forms a new axis along which the buildings orient themselves. The intentional lack of construction on the northern half of the area is a mark of respect for the adjoining Holocaust memorial.

The self-assured cube with its stern façade is softened by offset bands of windows. The entry area with its broad expanses of glass invites visitors into the central, daylit atrium, the point of orientation for the spaces and axes of movement within the building. The ground floor contains a meeting hall, the lower ground floor a wine bar and the upper storeys offices. Hidden on top of the building are a ”skygarden“ and a separate terrace. The guest quarters are separated from the main structure and linked to it by means of a connecting passage.

Photo: Gerhard Kassner

Representation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate to the Federal Government and the European Union in Berlin

Competition 1st prize

Client: State of Rhineland-Palatinate, represented by the Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung, Koblenz Office
Service: Architectural services, phases 2 – 9 HOAI
Completion: 12/2000
Gross floor area: 5,600 m²

Renaissance in Urban Planning
On the site of the former ministerial gardens on which the Berlin Wall once stood, the new Representation of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate has risen from the formerly barren ground. Urban planners envisaged the division of the area into four separate parcels on which ”palace-like“ single buildings were to be built. The street ”In den Ministergärten“ provides access to the property from the east and west and forms a new axis along which the buildings orient themselves. The intentional lack of construction on the northern half of the area is a mark of respect for the adjoining Holocaust memorial.

The self-assured cube with its stern façade is softened by offset bands of windows. The entry area with its broad expanses of glass invites visitors into the central, daylit atrium, the point of orientation for the spaces and axes of movement within the building. The ground floor contains a meeting hall, the lower ground floor a wine bar and the upper storeys offices. Hidden on top of the building are a ”skygarden“ and a separate terrace. The guest quarters are separated from the main structure and linked to it by means of a connecting passage.

Photo: Gerhard Kassner

Representation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate to the Federal Government and the European Union in Berlin

Competition 1st prize

Client: State of Rhineland-Palatinate, represented by the Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung, Koblenz Office
Service: Architectural services, phases 2 – 9 HOAI
Completion: 12/2000
Gross floor area: 5,600 m²

Renaissance in Urban Planning
On the site of the former ministerial gardens on which the Berlin Wall once stood, the new Representation of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate has risen from the formerly barren ground. Urban planners envisaged the division of the area into four separate parcels on which ”palace-like“ single buildings were to be built. The street ”In den Ministergärten“ provides access to the property from the east and west and forms a new axis along which the buildings orient themselves. The intentional lack of construction on the northern half of the area is a mark of respect for the adjoining Holocaust memorial.

The self-assured cube with its stern façade is softened by offset bands of windows. The entry area with its broad expanses of glass invites visitors into the central, daylit atrium, the point of orientation for the spaces and axes of movement within the building. The ground floor contains a meeting hall, the lower ground floor a wine bar and the upper storeys offices. Hidden on top of the building are a ”skygarden“ and a separate terrace. The guest quarters are separated from the main structure and linked to it by means of a connecting passage.

Photo: Gerhard Kassner

Representation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate to the Federal Government and the European Union in Berlin

Competition 1st prize

Client: State of Rhineland-Palatinate, represented by the Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung, Koblenz Office
Service: Architectural services, phases 2 – 9 HOAI
Completion: 12/2000
Gross floor area: 5,600 m²

Renaissance in Urban Planning
On the site of the former ministerial gardens on which the Berlin Wall once stood, the new Representation of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate has risen from the formerly barren ground. Urban planners envisaged the division of the area into four separate parcels on which ”palace-like“ single buildings were to be built. The street ”In den Ministergärten“ provides access to the property from the east and west and forms a new axis along which the buildings orient themselves. The intentional lack of construction on the northern half of the area is a mark of respect for the adjoining Holocaust memorial.

The self-assured cube with its stern façade is softened by offset bands of windows. The entry area with its broad expanses of glass invites visitors into the central, daylit atrium, the point of orientation for the spaces and axes of movement within the building. The ground floor contains a meeting hall, the lower ground floor a wine bar and the upper storeys offices. Hidden on top of the building are a ”skygarden“ and a separate terrace. The guest quarters are separated from the main structure and linked to it by means of a connecting passage.

Photo: Gerhard Kassner

Representation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate to the Federal Government and the European Union in Berlin

Competition 1st prize

Client: State of Rhineland-Palatinate, represented by the Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung, Koblenz Office
Service: Architectural services, phases 2 – 9 HOAI
Completion: 12/2000
Gross floor area: 5,600 m²

Renaissance in Urban Planning
On the site of the former ministerial gardens on which the Berlin Wall once stood, the new Representation of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate has risen from the formerly barren ground. Urban planners envisaged the division of the area into four separate parcels on which ”palace-like“ single buildings were to be built. The street ”In den Ministergärten“ provides access to the property from the east and west and forms a new axis along which the buildings orient themselves. The intentional lack of construction on the northern half of the area is a mark of respect for the adjoining Holocaust memorial.

The self-assured cube with its stern façade is softened by offset bands of windows. The entry area with its broad expanses of glass invites visitors into the central, daylit atrium, the point of orientation for the spaces and axes of movement within the building. The ground floor contains a meeting hall, the lower ground floor a wine bar and the upper storeys offices. Hidden on top of the building are a ”skygarden“ and a separate terrace. The guest quarters are separated from the main structure and linked to it by means of a connecting passage.

Representation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate to the Federal Government and the European Union in Berlin

Competition 1st prize

Client: State of Rhineland-Palatinate, represented by the Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung, Koblenz Office
Service: Architectural services, phases 2 – 9 HOAI
Completion: 12/2000
Gross floor area: 5,600 m²

Renaissance in Urban Planning
On the site of the former ministerial gardens on which the Berlin Wall once stood, the new Representation of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate has risen from the formerly barren ground. Urban planners envisaged the division of the area into four separate parcels on which ”palace-like“ single buildings were to be built. The street ”In den Ministergärten“ provides access to the property from the east and west and forms a new axis along which the buildings orient themselves. The intentional lack of construction on the northern half of the area is a mark of respect for the adjoining Holocaust memorial.

The self-assured cube with its stern façade is softened by offset bands of windows. The entry area with its broad expanses of glass invites visitors into the central, daylit atrium, the point of orientation for the spaces and axes of movement within the building. The ground floor contains a meeting hall, the lower ground floor a wine bar and the upper storeys offices. Hidden on top of the building are a ”skygarden“ and a separate terrace. The guest quarters are separated from the main structure and linked to it by means of a connecting passage.

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