DIGITAL ART AND DANCE CENTRE IN BERLIN
Tempelhof Hafen, Berlín (Germany)
4.500 m² (10.800 m² built area)
María García Berná
Cultural and Educational Equipment
At the intersection of Tempelhofer Damm in the city of Berlin and the Teltow canal that runs through the southern district of Tempelhof is an industrial inner harbour from the early twentieth century. The disappearance of its industrial activity gives us the opportunity to propose new uses for the recovery of the area. This is the case of this project.
The project is integrated with respect in an environment of great beauty thanks to its conceptual simplicity. A large volume that emerges; with the public and representative spaces as the auditorium, the media library and cafeteria. It rests on a longitudinal piece that absorbs the height difference between the street and the canal, which contains an art and dance school with multifunctional spaces that accommodate classrooms, workshops and dance halls. This piece is topped with residence for students and guest artists.
The high volume is built of reinforced concrete, that frames large holes with glass that overlook to the dock. The deck is made in zinc and shapes a series of skylights that introduce natural light into the media library. The longitudinal piece has a brick facade like the old factories nearby, and the opposite is of glass, with large windows overlooking the backyard. It is crowned with a green deck.