The project comprises the façade design for a new residential, hotel and commercial building. Located at a major intersection, the design responds differently to its two street fronts: turn-of-the-20th-century Gründerzeit buildings on one side and more modern architecture on the other.
The design uses different structures and materials as well as diverse masonry techniques and shapes to divide the façade into different zones. It starts with a zone that is modest, flat and less sculptural, fanning out more and more towards the distinctive corner, where a prominent bay references the stylistic conventions of the surrounding historic buildings. Smaller, not as deep bay windows also feature across the entire façade including the front facing the more modern streetscape. Each individual bay window is tailored to the size of its respective room and emerges from a chamfer cut out of the main structure, just as the main bay window does. The reliefs and sculptural quality increase in the façade facing the other side street, where the design responds to the nearby historic buildings characterized by bay windows, ornamental gables and ornate plaster facades.
Various structures with projections and recesses as well as different plaster panels divide the façade into zones on the horizontal plane, thereby accentuating the building pedestal through the façade.
Würfel, Rouven (Project Leader)
Gradenegger, Ulrich (Project Leader)
Wagner, Alexandra (Design Direction)