An established aesthetic and a systematic order are key features of the architectural concept for the three new Olympiagate developments. This enables the architecture – despite varying and flexible occupancy options – to give the entire neighborhood its much-needed stability and character.
The aesthetic principle underlying all of the buildings is a grid pattern that has an organizing effect, framing – much as a picture frame does – a series of ever-changing, three-dimensional images. These images emerge through glass panels, curtains and opaque components in the façade, which are deployed in differing variations based on their function and urban setting. The grid structure organizes the buildings and can be used as a shared language to make different thematic statements – regardless of whether the buildings house apartments, town houses, offices, commercial premises and retail outlets or are intended for use as a boarding house. Through the organizational neutrality this provides, the developments offer a wide range of functions for first occupants as well as potential later occupants.