HHF architects: labels 2
 
HHF architects: labels 2 HHF architects: labels 2
feb 08, 2010

HHF architects: labels 2

labels 2, berlin by HHF architects all images courtesy HHF architects

‘labels 2’, berlin designed by swiss HHF architects is now officially open. the fashion center, is a concentration of showrooms for international fashion brands in one building, including public spaces such as an event hall, a restaurant and a lounge at the top floor.

the design strategy is based on the adjacent warehouse building of labels. the interior spaces of this historical building are strongly characterized by the repetition of arched windows used in the facade and this motif became one of the starting points for the design of the project. the use of two different cut sine curves generates a specific look for both the supporting structure, and in a modified form with sine waves, for the facade. with that, the structure and rhythm is the formative motif for the perception of the completely new building, linking it to the existing neighborhood. connected by a heat exchanging device, the whole concrete structure of the building is permeated with water tubes and used as a radiator for heating as well as for cooling. the energy consumption for heating and cooling of labels 2 berlin is reduced by 40% with this combined technique of mass activation and use of the spree river water.

detail of the facade

view of the stairwell from above

interior

showrooms under construction

showrooms under construction

on the left is the existing building of the fashion center labels 1. the new fashion center labels 2 is again a concentration of showrooms and event halls of international fashion brands.

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