We are delighted to announce that, as part of a consortium with IDK Kleinjohann GmbH & Co. KG, we have won the building and structural design contract for a new research building, entitled IRIS, and the conversion of a former barracks, at Humbold University.
We sought to create a striking, freestanding structure that would be a perfect fit for the barracks site, reflecting IRIS’s status as an integrated research institution.
The site is symmetrical, and consists of clusters of buildings, each with its courtyard. Our design will preserve this layout, and ensure that the offices facing the courtyards continue to receive adequate daylight, by setting the new building within the existing edges of the four-storey central area.
The design is strictly symmetrical, except for the separate transparent glass foyer overlooking the piazza, which makes the building look particularly welcoming when viewed from the street.
We are very pleased that our client, the Berlin senate’s urban development and environmental administration, has shown its appreciation of this project.