Architect Sterling Presser
Phases HOAI 1 – 4
Bereenstrasse 31 is a new built project in Zehlendorf area. The surroundings are a specific part of Berlin including lakes and green area, including many villas and families. It is situated within the former West Berlin, not far from the green area Grünewald and the lake Schlachensee. Mexiko Platz is a connection point for the S Bahn and the station has an interesting organic roof feature which brings to the whole piazza a feel of dynamism. From there Bereenstrasse grows and connects directly to the site number 31. The project aims at replacing an existing old villa into a 6 flats buildings. The aims is to integrate a quality architecture within the local context. Many options have been investigated to explore different styles, site integration, and inner architecture. The core of the buildings and balconies are designed in a simple form as a base to a 3D concrete roof shell, referencing Mexiko Platz station, and creating a simple and unique feature. The inner space under the shell becomes curved and fluid and connected to a top terrace within the trees.