Barkow Leibinger

Barkow Leibinger
Schillerstraße 94, D–10625 Berlin
T +49(0)30 315712 -0 F -29

Office Building Humboldthafen, Berlin

This proposal for an office building near Berlin’s new main train station responds to the strict zoning and building codes for setbacks and volumes with the goal of orienting to the attractive water frontage while improving the quality of spaces within the block and perimeter. Cuts into the volume of the building provide exterior terraces while improving daylighting and views from the interior courtyards and offices spaces toward the water of Humbolthafen. The dynamic appearance of the facades is created by a continuous wrapping cladding of differentiated vertical mullions, which integrate arcades, balconies, terraces, and windows while offering multiple scales for the overall building. This metal facade system covers a concrete poured-in-place core construction. Multiple entrances offer short connections and discrete lobbies for multiple tenants.

The floor plans are organized to enable maximal flexibility for communication and variation of office configurations and size.

Project Information

Architects — Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger


Team — Martina Bauer, Michael Bölling, Clemens Gerritzen, Jerome Hord,

Moritz Klimburg, Daniela Voss, Jens Weßel



Offices, Retail, Gastronomy



Berlin, Germany



38.900 sqm



02|2011 - 03|2011, 3rd Prize 

Structural Engineer

B+G Bollinger und Grohmann Ingenieure GmbH, Frankfurt/Main


Mechanical Engineer | Energy Performance

INNIUS RR GmbH, Rosbach v.d.H


Facade Consultant

priedemann fassadenberatung, Großbeeren


Fire Protection Consultant

hhpberlin GmbH, Berlin


Landscape Architect

Büro Kiefer, Berlin