CampusHotel FU Dahlem

Distinguished Building Award Submission

The design is based on a clear and stringent geometry completing the rhythm of neighboring University Institutes. At the same time, the form is dissolved into two separate structures establishing a transition to the residential environment to the north of the site. A continuous roof structure establishes a “fifth” facade and spans as a trellis supported pergola over the yard. These “vertical green fields” grown in with wisteria give structure, rhythm and shelter to the urban outdoor space between the Hotel and Conference buildings.

The Conference Center (3,000 SM) establishes a presence to the major road to the north and functions as the primary access point. The hotel (200 rooms) entry is located diagonally opposite on the southern end of the sloping site. The open landscape outside the yard is dominated by evergreen ground covers and lavender, bares any vertical elements and generates a view corridor toward the state museum.

The building complex completes the campus facilities and provides a new venue for the Universities International Academic endeavors.

Architect
Murphy/Jahn
Client
Kommunalprojekt GmbH
Consultants
  • Designer's House GmbH
  • K+S Haustechnik Planungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten
  • Reichmann + Partner
General contractor
Kirchner GmbH
Location
Berlin, Brandenburg
Category
Commercial