| Berlin, Germany | 7200 m² | 2019

GRAFT Architect’s spacious courtyard and terraced building typology create an opportunity for a richly landscaped interior, contrasting the stony surroundings of Berlin-Mitte. Inspiration for the undulating paths, and the intense green character of the courtyard, was taken from the Wadi: a valley, ravine, or channel that is dry except in the rainy season and characterized by lush vegetation. The curved walkways of polished asphalt, contrasting with surrounding soft green topography, extend to a small plaza area, splitting and narrowing and ending in a topographic garden with a children’s playground.

ARCHITECTURE: GRAFT | CLIENT: Trockland Management GmbH | PHOTOS: © Hanns Joosten