Rendering street view, Carl Bechstein Campus
Mixed UseCulturalCommercialResidentialHistoric PreservationAdaptive Reuse
Mixed UseCulturalCommercialResidentialHistoric PreservationAdaptive Reuse
Project typeCampus with concert halls, offices, flagship store and student accommodation
StatusCompetition, 1st prize
LocationBerlin
TimeOngoing

To the north of Berlin's main railway station, at the transition between the old building fabric and the newly developed city, GRAFT is planning the multifaceted Carl Bechstein Campus. The GRAFT design closes the existing block development and creates a new, prestigious company headquarters with a dynamic entrance design. The building cubature creates a transition between the typologies of the individual buildings at the main railway station, which were spared from the Second World War, and the new office buildings along Heidestrasse, the main artery of Europacity.

Rendering Streetview, project LOVT
Mixed UseWorkCulturalAdaptive ReuseHistoric Preservation
Mixed UseWorkCulturalAdaptive ReuseHistoric Preservation
Project typeRevitalisation of Industrial District, Mixed-Use
StatusIn progress
LocationMunich, Germany
Time2021–2026
Size26.365 m² (HNF)

Using respect for the existing building stock as a starting point, the LOVT project seeks to reframe and retell the historical narrative of the Werksviertel district, an area adjacent to Munich’s East station.

GRAFT Eiswerk Trockland Noam Rosenthal
Mixed UseHistoric PreservationAdaptive ReuseResidentialWork
Mixed UseHistoric PreservationAdaptive ReuseResidentialWork
Project typeSite revitalization; redevelopment, conversion, and expansion for office, residential and commercial use
StatusBuilt
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2017–2022
SizeExisting buildings 9,810m², new construction 18,200m²

GRAFT was commissioned to convert and redevelop a former ice factory on the banks of the River Spree in the Mitte district of Berlin. Located close to the Ostbahnhof train station, the development features a new residential building with commercial units on the ground floor and an additional commercial building with underground parking facilities.

Detail GUT am Flughafen, Hangar H
Adaptive Reuse
Adaptive Reuse
Project typeRedevelopment Building H, Berlin TXL Airport
StatusIn Progress
LocationBerlin, Germany
TimeOngoing
Size10,500 m²

Together with Studio Aisslinger (concept) and Arup (structural planning) GRAFT was commissioned by .GUT green innovations to design the avant-garde project .GUT Am Flughafen in the southwest of the freight handling area of the former Berlin Tegel Airport, which closed down in 2020. As an anchor point for sustainable urban development for the city of the future, the former freight hall H will be renovated and redesigned as a workspace for startups, research institutes, innovation units and NGOs for an interim use of three to five years.

A LASKA (c) GRAFT
WorkMixed Use
WorkMixed Use
Project typeNew Work, office, new buildings, timber-concrete hybrid building
StatusIn progress
LocationBerlin, Germany
TimeOngoing
Size8,200 m² (NRA)

GRAFT was commissioned by Trockland to design two office buildings in the direct vicinity of Berlin's Ostkreuz. Close to the Mediaspree and the Rummelsburger Bucht, GRAFT is currently planning two innovative buildings, which will allow for new forms of working.

Bricks Berlin Schoeneberg
ResidentialAdaptive ReuseRetailWorkCulturalHistoric PreservationMixed Use
ResidentialAdaptive ReuseRetailWorkCulturalHistoric PreservationMixed Use
Project typeRevitalization of a former post office area, conversion for commercial use, university and gastronomy, extension
StatusBuilt
LocationBerlin
Time2014–2021
Size32,000m²

On the Hauptstrasse in Berlin Schöneberg GRAFT revitalized the historical post office premises, expanding it with two new buildings and converting the original rooftops for commercial purposes. Thus a 32,000m² modern ensemble accessible to the public was created comprising offices, restaurants, retail outlets and apartments.

Mixed UseWorkHospitalityEducation
Mixed UseWorkHospitalityEducation
Project typeMixed-use with offices, hostel, manufacturing, daycare center
StatusIn progress
LocationBerlin, Germany
TimeOngoing
Size29,920 m²

DOXS NKLN will transform a former industrial recycling yard on the banks of the Neukölln Ship Canal in Berlin into a “Haven of Culture,” benefitting future users and the local community alike.

GRAFT VoloPort
MobilityBranding
MobilityBranding
Project typeVertiports, infrastructure, mobility architecture
LocationWorldwide
TimeOngoing

The German eVTOL design company Volocopter is a pioneer of Urban Air Mobility and develops fully electric vertical take-off aircraft as a mobility solution for use in urban areas. As a hub for the Volocopter aircraft, the VoloPort vertiport was devised by GRAFT in collaboration with Volocopter, Arup and Bayards Aluminium Constructies. The VoloPort is part of the Volocopter urban air mobility infrastructure network and acts as a gateway within the public realm. Suited to the constraints of densely populated areas, its compact, modular and expandable design can be employed in a variety of inner-city locations – either on the ground, on the roof of a high-rise building or on a floating, water-based platform.

sara hilden art museum
CulturalInstitutionalHistoric PreservationExhibition / Stage
CulturalInstitutionalHistoric PreservationExhibition / Stage
Project typeNew Museum Building
StatusDesign
LocationTampere, Finland
Time2020

The new Sara Hildén Art Museum redefines and complements the Finlayson factory heritage in the city of Tampere. The new showcase for the vast collection of national and international art serves as an accessible and vivid extension of the cultural life of Tampere. With the collection route climbing from the urban public space up to four exhibition levels, the new Museum exhibits art in the best possible ways, while featuring the surrounding landmarks of the city as pieces of art.

Frontview of the new building at Am Karlsbad
WorkAdaptive Reuse
WorkAdaptive Reuse
Project typeOffice, Extension of a listed building
StatusIn Progress
LocationBerlin, Germany
TimeOngoing
Size27,136 m²

After winning a competition by the Feuersozietät Berlin Brandenburg, GRAFT has been commissioned to carry out the expansion and revitalization of its company headquarters in Berlin. GRAFT will complete the representative perimeter block at Am Karlsbad 4-5 in Berlin with the addition of a new-build ensemble. The site-specific architecture will reinterpret and reinforce the urban block structure and respectfully write a new chapter in the history of the existing listed building stock.

villa a
Residential
Residential
Project typeVilla, Single Family House
StatusIn progress
LocationTuscany, Italy
TimeOngoing

GRAFT was commissioned to design a villa on the tip of a cliff facing the southern Tuscan archipelago. The site sits underneath the ruins of an ancient Roman city, which governed the area 2000 years ago from its acropolis, 113 meters above sea level.

mar2020 graft international retail presence mercedes
CommercialRetail
CommercialRetail
Project typeBrand architecture, retail
StatusCompleted
LocationWorldwide
TimeOngoing

The world’s first retail outlets with Mercedes-Benz’s new brand identity can already be seen in car dealerships in Hong Kong, Beijing, Budapest and Istanbul. For three years, GRAFT has been working on concept development and engineering creating design guidelines and planning tools that will be implemented at sales and service locations around the world. The planning catalogue ranges from specifications for the facade and roof design to the interior design of customer contact areas, including media integration and furniture design.

Villa K
Residential
Residential
Project typeSingle Family House, Villa
StatusIn progress
LocationNot disclosed
Time2021–2023
Size 800m²

GRAFT’s design for Villa K envisions a single-family home that offers space for both lively interaction and quiet retreat. It is based on a three-winged construction that creates three distinct exterior spaces.

ADMIRALSPALAST
Historic PreservationAdaptive ReuseWork
Historic PreservationAdaptive ReuseWork
Project typeOffice building, new construction, refurbishment, heritage preservation
StatusUnder construction
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2017–2022
Size9,600m²

GRAFT was commissioned for the renovation and expansion of the Admiralspalast, a prestigious, historically listed building complex located between Friedrichstrasse and Planckstrasse in Berlin-Mitte.

Tech-Campus Ehningen Plaza
Modular ArchitectureMixed UseWork
Modular ArchitectureMixed UseWork
Project typeTechnology campus, office building, timber module construction
StatusFeasibility study 2021, 2nd Prize
LocationEhningen near Stuttgart, Germany
Time2021
Size63,000m²

Inspired by the site’s intended use, GRAFT’s design is based on the core idea of a quantum computer: smarter, faster, more diverse and democratic communication. These concepts become the starting point for a new, innovative architectural aesthetic that offers maximum flexibility and networking capacity.

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