Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin
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Spaces Eisenbahnbundesamt/Bundeseisenbahnvermögen
The park around the building develops from a conceptional dialogue about the dynamics of linear form. Paralleling the neighboring railway-line, a hedge-garden and a platform/bench with a wooden skin complement the linear structure of the architecture´s facade. The compact park itself also comprises a small wetland area and protected willows along its banks. Facing the street a graphic treatment of concrete and polygonal slate-stone pavement envelops circular planting areas. The theme of the urban square is represented through a game of light and shadow. The shadow of a person is embossed into the concrete and in its seriality the shadows seem to avalanche downward from the entrance of the building towards the entrance of a metro station.
Architecture: Aukett + Heese Architects