Situated in Berlin’s “Urbane Mitte,” between the eastern and western parts of the city’s Gleisdreieck Park, GRAFT designed and planned the BRLO BRWHOUSE mobile brewery and beer garden. Notable for its modular container architecture, the building combines a restaurant, bar and event space with a craft brewery and administration areas.
GRAFT created a freestanding structure using shipping containers, similar to the two Platoon Kunsthalle container buildings opened in Seoul in 2009 and in Berlin in 2012. The prefabricated containers were individually tailored according to their function and arranged to form a mobile base for the young local brewing company BRLO. The building is designed for temporary use over a period of three to five years, and can easily be dismantled and reconstructed at another location as and when needed.
Four containers long and three containers high, the block provides about 892m² of floor space, enough to accommodate the brewing equipment and provide space for guests, events and offices. To the west, a vertically placed container houses a staircase that serves as the entrance to the office spaces. A second, inclined container at the building’s western end provides outside access to a gallery level. The utilitarian character of the container architecture is emphasized by its anthracite color.