fA flagship
WorkModular ArchitectureCommercial
WorkModular ArchitectureCommercial
Project typeOffice, new work, commercial
StatusCompetition, 3rd Prize area A
LocationHamburg, Germany
Time2020–2021
Size48,000m²

In Hamburg's Bahrenfeld district, the communications agency fischerAppelt (fA) and the medical technology company WEINMANN are planning to build a “New Work Campus” with company headquarters between Gasstrasse and the parallel railroad line. GRAFT's design for work and commercial spaces in sustainable construction and high ecological quality seeks above all to create individually expressive building identities for the two forward-thinking companies.

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.

villa a
Residential
Residential
Project typeVilla, Single Family House
StatusDesign
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.

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.

Cavallino Bianco
Hospitality
Hospitality
Project typeHotel
StatusDesign
LocationCaorle, Italy
Time2019
Size14,400 m²

The project site is located directly on the beach in Caorle in the Veneto region and is embedded in a generous park landscape. The existing building ruin, which was formerly operated as a vacation colony, will be completely demolished and the new hotel project "Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Beach Resort" will be built instead. The building volumes are to be provided in a careful manner within the prescribed building lines and at the same time the building is to be part of a garden/beach complex to be planned.

maglev train stations
Mobility
Mobility
Project typeInfrastructure, mobility, transport
StatusIn progress
LocationWorldwide
TimeOngoing

With the Transport System Bögl (TSB), the Max Bögl Group has developed a market-ready maglev train that combines innovative technology, everyday usability and intermodality into a new infrastructural instrument. Through the application of prefabricated features and the integration of track and maglev technology, the company has achieved an extreme reduction in dimensions.

Mendoza
CommercialHospitalityRetail
CommercialHospitalityRetail
Project typeWinery, hospitality, retail
StatusIn progress
LocationUco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
TimeOngoing

The Uco Valley in the province of Mendoza is located in the foothills of the majestic Andes Mountains. Wine produced in this region is considered among the best in Argentina. In this context, GRAFT was commissioned to design a unique location dedicated to wine production, based on the AQUI brand’s philosophy of bringing people together through wine. To underline this, the winery also offers guest accommodation developed around the idea of creating rituals for a community brought together by their passion for wine.

supraglider
Mobility
Mobility
Project typeInfrastructure, mobility, transport
StatusDesign
LocationMunich, Germany
TimeOngoing

In a study initiated in 2018 for the Deutsches Museum Munich, Nobel prize winners Georg Bednorz and Gerd Binnig created a protype “supraglider” shuttle based on superconducting cryostats. Its aim was to showcase the potential of this technology in the field of future mobility. GRAFT was invited to create a design for the shuttle as well as an integrated system of tracks and stations.

air taxi volo-port
BrandingMobility
BrandingMobility
Project typeVertiports, infrastructure, mobility architecture
StatusCompetition, 1st Prize, together with GRAFT Brandlab and Arup
LocationWorldwide
TimeOngoing

The German urban air taxi company Volocopter has developed the first fully electronic, autonomous vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), an ideal solution for use in urban areas. Together with GRAFT and Arup, the Berlin agency GRAFT Brandlab won the competition to design a modular vertiport concept for Volocopter.

Bayerhaus
WorkHistoric Preservation
WorkHistoric Preservation
Project typeOffice, retail, residential, refurbishment, new construction
StatusUnder construction
LocationBerlin, Germany
TimeOngoing
Size6000m² (GFA)

The Bayerhaus, a seven-story office block built as the administrative center of the Bayer pharmaceutical company in the early 1950s, was one of the first post-World War II buildings to be erected in West Berlin. It is now set to receive an extra story and a new side wing. In addition, the façade facing the rear yard, which was cladded with fiber cement plates in the 1980s, will be removed and re-rendered, restoring its original appearance, with its grid-like relief and large window openings.

Ringcenter
Mixed UseRetailWork
Mixed UseRetailWork
Project typeMixed-Use, Office, Retail
StatusUnder construction
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2021

Retail is currently undergoing drastic change. Increasingly, department stores are being converted into mixed use urban components. GRAFT was commissioned with the redevelopment, conversion and expansion of the existing Ringcenter shopping center in Frankfurter Allee in Berlin after successfully contributing to an invited competition.

GRAFT smartseller
RetailCommercial
RetailCommercial
Project typeIntegrative retail space, commercial
StatusBuilt, ongoing
LocationLjubljana, Slovenia
Time2020–2021
SizeFlexible

In 2020, GRAFT won a competition to design interactive retail spaces for smartseller, a joint venture founded in 2020 between Gebr. Heinemann and casualfood. In July 2021, the first retail space opened in Slovenia at Ljubljana Airport, combining Duty Free, food and beverage, as well as convenience products. The walk-through area is located in the airport’s new terminal and will gradually extend over 1,000 square meters.

Templiner Park Berlin
Mixed UseResidentialCommercial
Mixed UseResidentialCommercial
Project typeApartment building, retail, mixed-use
StatusBuilt
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2015–2018
Size21,000m² (GFA)

The new residential complex on Teutoburger Platz is located in one of Berlin's most popular neighborhoods, Prenzlauer Berg. The corner building extends over four street-side building units and two courtyard houses.

M.ICC Mobility Hub Berlin
Adaptive ReuseUrban PlanningMobilityArchitecture ActivismExhibition / Stage
Adaptive ReuseUrban PlanningMobilityArchitecture ActivismExhibition / Stage
Project typeMobility, transport, museum, exhibition, infrastructure, e-charging, event space, congress center
StatusIn progress
LocationBerlin, Germany
TimeOngoing

To protect the building from demolition, GRAFT initiated a network of advocates and collaborators from Berlin (Trockland, GRAFT Brandlab, Art+Com, Arcadis, Drees & Sommer and many more) to develop a sustainable design concept for securing the building’s future as a major mobility hub and innovation accelerator. It proposes transforming the ICC into the M.ICC: the Mobility Innovation Convention Center.

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