david chipperfield masterplans the rebuilding of berlin's bötzow brewery david chipperfield masterplans the rebuilding of berlin's bötzow brewery
dec 25, 2015

david chipperfield masterplans the rebuilding of berlin's bötzow brewery

situated within walking distance of berlin’s alexanderplatz, the bötzow brewery was severely damaged during the second world war, and hasn’t been rebuilt since. british architect david chipperfield has been commissioned to masterplan the existing site, which incorporates a public beer garden amid a series of industrial buildings. the project seeks to create a new identity for the 24,000 square meter site, transforming bötzow berlin into a new public destination within the city.

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the scheme presents itself to the city with a spacious and inviting beer garden
all images courtesy of david chipperfield architects

 

 

 

as part of the development, existing buildings will be restored with three new volumes extending the ensemble. the site presents itself to the city with a spacious and inviting beer garden, while an adjacent public square provides access to each area of the complex. around 6,000 square meters of historic vaults form the foundations of the site. these will be linked at selected points with the above ground world, while the mysterious atmosphere of the subterranean vaults remains preserved.

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the site’s existing buildings will be restored

 

 

 

the scheme will also be home to the ottobock future lab, an innovation center that forms an important component of the program, becoming a central address on the bötzow site. the development will also house artisan food manufacturers, restaurants, a swimming club, a boutique hotel and a gallery, as well as underground parking spaces. the project is scheduled to be complete by 2019.

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around 6,000 square meters of historic vaults form the foundations

david chipperfield architects botzow brewery berlin designboom
the project seeks to create a new identity for the 24,000 square meter site

david chipperfield architects botzow brewery berlin designboom
project model illustrating the layout of the masterplan

david chipperfield architects botzow brewery berlin designboom
bötzow berlin will be transformed into a new public destination within berlin

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site plan

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axonometric drawing

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elevation

 

 

project info:

 

project start: 2013
completion due: 2019
gross floor area: 29,500 sqm
client: bötzow berlin gmbh & co. KG
architect: david chipperfield architects berlin
design: christoph felger – partner
project management: harald müller – partner
project architects: ulrich goertz, peter von matuschka
renderings: david chipperfield architects, reindeer renderings for david chipperfield architects

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