Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Germany

Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Germany

© Stefan Müller

Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Germany

© Ivan Nemec

After the German seat of government was relocated to Berlin, Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Architekten were commissioned to complement the old building of the Federal Foreign Office with a new extension, providing additional work space for a total of over 2,000 employees. The extension is prominently located on Werdescher Markt in Berlin-Mitte. Our proposal won against international competition by respecting the historical surroundings and simultaneously representing an architecture that opens itself up to the city. Atriums and glass façades are used to create transparency and lightness. To ensure meeting modern environmental standards, the construction process took place in collaboration with the Society for Ecological Building. Our extension for the Federal Foreign Office was awarded with the prestigious BDA prize.

Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Germany

© Rainer Gaertner

Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Germany

© Ivan Nemec

Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Germany

© Ivan Nemec

Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Germany

© Florian Profitlich

Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Germany

© Ivan Nemec

Federal Foreign Office Berlin, Germany

© Stefan Müller

Competition

1996, 2nd Prize

Construction time / duration

1996 - 1999

Project type

Office Building

Client

Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the BBR

Architects

Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Architekten

Planning experts

Site management:
BAL Bauplanungs und Steuerungs GmbH, Berlin

Structural planning:
GSE Ingenieur-Gesellschaft mbH, Berlin

Building services:
Alhäuser + König Ingenieure GmbH, Hachenburg

Building physics:
Ingenieurbüro Axel C. Rahn, Berlin

Fire protection:
HHP Ingenieure, Berlin

Climate concept:
Transsolar, Stuttgart

Landscape design:
Kienast Vogt, Zürich

Lighting design:
Licht Kunst Licht AG, Berlin 

Special construction:
Schlaich Bergermann und Partner GbR, Stuttgart

Glass art: 
James Carpenter Design Associates, Inc., New York

Façade planning:
Büro M.Lange, Berlin

Acoustics:
Engineering office for building and room acoustics Renate Szabunia, Berlin

Surveying:
Vermessungsbüro Herbert und Harald Zech, Berlin

Traffic planning:
Freie Planungsgruppe Berlin GmbH, Berlin

Technical data

Cubature / Volume: 205.000 m³

Gross Floor area: 50.800 m²

Net Floor area: 19.700 m²

Awards

BDA prize 2000

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