HAUS 1 is complete!
The transformation of a dated ’90s office building into a bold new entrance by MVRDV for Atelier Gardens in Berlin is the latest milestone in its evolution from historic film studio site to award-winning impact campus.
Now a bold yellow, we have brought HAUS 1 back to life through the addition of a new CLT rooftop pavilion, terrace and living roof, accessed by a striking, zig-zagging external staircase.
Internally, four floors of flexible work and meeting spaces sit above a café and campus reception, creating a new central hub for Atelier Gardens’ growing community of impact organisations and changemakers, alongside film and media.
The vision we created was to build on the film campus’ century-old storytelling roots to become a home to those working to tackle the major issues of our time – from the climate crisis to human rights and food production. All rooted around the concepts of reuse and regreening – knocking nothing down and minimising waste by finding new uses for redundant buildings and materials.
The completion of HAUS 1 is a major milestone that is emblematic of the campus as a whole – an example of how a tired, ugly duckling of a building can be revitalised to become a beacon for all that the Atelier Gardens community stands for.
“Such a refreshing approach to developing and managing commercial property. The attention to detail in every element of this mixed use scheme is impressive. Fabrix have created a vibe here that is understated and permissive. There is a positive ‘can do’ creative attitude everywhere on the campus.”
Chair, Bankside Open Spaces Trust