Barkow Leibinger

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

Renovation Berliner Volksbank

The aim of the design is to optimize the existing building from a technical and organizational point of view in accordance with the call for tenders; to expand it and, in addition, to strengthen it as regards urban planning by distinguishing it from the residential buildings.

The structure will be structurally amended to form an elegant and dynamic lens, which will have a more emphatic presence and will open up more diverse perspectives at this elevated urban planning position, both at a distance and from close up.

A new façade eliminates the previous natural stone heaviness and accents the curve's curvature by overlaying filigree horizontal and vertical line progressions.



Project Information

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


Team Design — Martina Bauer, Marian Beschoner, Michael Bölling, Jerome Hord, Clemens Geritzen, Tanja Salomäki, Katrin Voermanek, Lukas Weder, Jens Weßel



Lobby, Offices, Conference rooms, Cafeteria, Exhibition spaces, Archive and storage, Underground parking



Berlin, Germany



05|2011 - 07|2011, 1st Prize

Structural Engineer

Hörnicke Hock Thieroff Ingenieurgemeinschaft GbR, Berlin


Mechanical Engineer | Energy Design

W33 Ingenieurgesellschft mbH, Berlin


Facade Consultant

Priedemann Fassadenberatung GmbH, Berlin/Großbeeren


Building Physics

Müller BBM GmbH, Planegg


Fire Protection Consultant

hhpberlin GmbH, Berlin


Cost Consultant

Höhler + Partner | Architekten und Ingenieure, Aachen


Landscape Architect

Capatti Staubach, Berlin