In Caputh near Potsdam, GRAFT has developed a masterplan for a new residential area with a total of 105 housing units comprising a mix of single and multi-family houses as well as apartment buildings.
GRAFT’s master plan “Siemens Werk Stadt” for the Siemensstadt quarter in Berlin is characterized by its holistic and sustainable design strategy. The project envisages transforming the original Siemensstadt into a dynamic city for a multifaceted urban society. It incorporates the existing structure of the former Siemens factory grounds with the surrounding neighborhood of great architectural heritage. As a result, the existing Siemens Werk (the former factory) and the Siemens Stadt (its residential neighborhood) are melting into the new Siemens Werk Stadt).
As part of an innovative business corridor in the northern area of Tbilisi’s city center, GRAFT developed a master plan for the Didube Chughureti District that creates a dynamic, scenic landscape and a healthy work environment featuring a wide range of activities for visitors and residents. The development comprises a series of buildings that vary in scale and composition, reorganizing the site while simultaneously meshing it with the existing urban fabric.
Led by GRAFT and GRAFT Brandlab, the project saw a unique collaboration between engineers, architects, scientists, UX designers, and mobility experts. Arup, EPEA, GRAFT, GRAFT Brandlab, PCH Innovations and Transsolar joined forces to generate original approaches for the site of the former Berlin Tegel Airport. The study presents concepts for future developments, and a catalog featuring innovative solutions for smart, sustainable cities.
GRAFT co-founded Heimat2 with partners Comterra Care, Lepi Ventures, Bernstein Group and H.W. Pausch to provide dignified housing solutions for refugees in Germany that combine short- and long-term solutions from typical disaster relief programs.
In 2016 GRAFT won a competition to design Rose Square, one of the few public spaces in the city of Tbilisi. It is uniquely situated between the Radisson Blu “Hotel Iveria” and Radisson Telegraph, with an open view to the north of the city. Currently it is little more than an in-between space used for parking.
Namibia is experiencing a housing crisis with half a million people living in unsafe shack settlements. The average prices for houses and apartments have become unaffordable for over 90% of the population. In a study commissioned by KfW Bankengruppe, GRAFT identified several approaches to reducing construction costs by up to 30% compared with the cost of a comparable National Housing Enterprise unit.
Design proposal for a new quarter at Berlin central station
In the small town of Teltow south of Berlin, GRAFT designed and planned a residential district named TelTown consisting of 91 single family houses that offer green living with an urban character.
GRAFT was commissioned to plan a 5-star hotel and adjacent residential area in Gammarth, Tunisia, that will be a new destination for international travellers as well as locals.
Mystery Bay to the south of the Lingshui Bay development offers a special combination of qualities that make it an ideal place for a hotel resort. In addition to its pristine beaches, the resorts’ secluded bay, enclosed naturally by a steep mountain ridge to the north east and steep cliffs at either end.
GRAFT won a competition for a feasibility study to develop a concept for converting the existing Terminal D at Berlin Tegel Airport into a start-up hub for tech companies.
Masterplan for commercial development at BER Airport
As part of the development of the northern Ahrensfelder Chaussee on the outskirts of Berlin, GRAFT planned a new residential district that will provide space for up to 2,200 people in 750 housing units.
With the inclusive mix of living, shopping, creative offices, galleries, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, and night clubs, DOWNTOWN strives to become the new 24 hour lifestyle centre of Dalian.