DZ Financial institution Constructing / Gehry Companions
Textual content description offered by the architects. The DZ Financial institution constructing is a mixed-use constructing consisting of a business part, which homes the Berlin headquarters of DZ Financial institution, and a residential part consisting of 39 residences. The business part of the constructing is oriented in direction of Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate, and the residential part in direction of Behrenstrasse.
The Pariser Platz façade and the Behrenstrasse façade are each clad in a buff-colored limestone that matches the Brandenburg Gate. The façades are prolonged independently of one another, in order that the proportion of every is suitable to the fast city space inside which they exist. The Pariser Platz façade includes a sequence of easy, perforated openings and deeply recessed window bays, permitting the constructing to mix naturally into the formal city material that’s the setting of the Brandenburg Gate.
A glass cover covers the principle entrance to the constructing from Pariser Platz. A high-volume lobby inside the principle entrance gives a view into the constructing’s bigger inside courtyard, which has a curved glass ceiling and a curved glass flooring. A wood-clad arcade results in the workplace elevate lobbies, that are positioned on both facet of the atrium. The workplace areas are organized across the atrium, and are oriented inward to reap the benefits of the pure gentle that floods in by the glass roof.
The constructing’s major convention room is housed inside a extremely sculpted shell on the heart of the atrium’s glass flooring. Fabricated from stainless-steel on the outside and wooden on the inside, the convention room is the bodily and religious coronary heart of the mission. Different convention ceremonies are held round a beneficiant lobby, on Stage-1, underneath glass flooring. It may be mixed with the financial institution’s cafeteria, positioned underneath the principle glass vault, to create a big area appropriate for banquets and gatherings.
A second, smaller inside atrium serves the residential part of the mission. This atrium permits pure gentle to enter each side of every house. A reflecting pool on the ground of the atrium provides a dynamic high quality to the lighting, finest seen from the glass elevator serving the residential space. Flats range in dimension, from studios to maisonettes occupying the highest two flooring.