Blütenviertel Caputh
ResidentialUrban Planning
ResidentialUrban Planning
Project typeMasterplan for a residential area with 105 housing units
StatusIn progress
LocationCaputh, Germany
TimeOngoing
Size22,500m²

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.

siemensstadt 2.0 competition
Urban PlanningWorkAdaptive Reuse
Urban PlanningWorkAdaptive Reuse
Project typeMasterplan, mixed-use, office, residential, retail, leisure, mobility
StatusCompetition design
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2019

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).

georgian railway HQ graft
Urban PlanningHighriseWorkExhibition / Stage
Urban PlanningHighriseWorkExhibition / Stage
Project typeOffice, high-rise, master plan, urban strategy
StatusCompetition
LocationTbilisi, Georgia
Time2017

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.

TXChange
Adaptive ReuseBrandingUrban Planning
Adaptive ReuseBrandingUrban Planning
Project typeFeasibility study, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), building technology, sustainability
StatusDesign and study completed
LocationBerlin Tegel Airport, Germany
Time2017

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.

Heimat2 Birdview
ResidentialUrban PlanningModular ArchitectureArchitecture Activism
ResidentialUrban PlanningModular ArchitectureArchitecture Activism
Project typeTemporary housing for refugees
Statusongoing
LocationGermany
Time2016
Sizescalable

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.

Rose Square
Urban PlanningHospitality
Urban PlanningHospitality
Project typeFirst prize competition, urban development
StatusIn progress
LocationTbilisi, Georgia
Time2016
Size8,000m²

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.

Affordable Housing Namibia
Architecture ActivismModular ArchitectureResidentialUrban Planning
Architecture ActivismModular ArchitectureResidentialUrban Planning
Project typeAffordable housing, prototypical urban planning of 1,000 housing units
StatusOngoing
LocationWalvis Bay, Ongwediva and Ondangwa, Namibia
Time2014–2015
Size41m² apartments – 205m² housing units

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.

Humboldthafen
WorkResidentialUrban Planning
WorkResidentialUrban Planning
Project typeUrban Planning, Office, Residential
StatusDesign
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2014

Design proposal for a new quarter at Berlin central station

Teltown
ResidentialUrban Planning
ResidentialUrban Planning
Project typeMasterplanning, single-family houses
StatusBuilt
LocationTeltow, Germany
Time2014
Size27,120m²

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.

Hotel gammarth
HospitalityUrban Planning
HospitalityUrban Planning
Project typeMasterplan, Hotel, Interior Design, Single-Family Houses
StatusDesign
LocationTunis, Tunisia
Time2013
Size5,000,000m²

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
HospitalityUrban Planning
HospitalityUrban Planning
Project typeMasterplanning, tourism development
StatusDesign
LocationHainan, China
Time2013
Size55,800m²

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.

TXL Urban Tech Republic
Adaptive ReuseBrandingWorkUrban Planning
Adaptive ReuseBrandingWorkUrban Planning
Project typeFeasibility study
StatusDesign and study completed
LocationBerlin Tegel Airport, Germany
Time2013

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.

Airport Expo Gardens
Urban Planning
Urban Planning
Project typeUrban Planning
StatusDesign
LocationBerlin-Brandenburg, Germany
Time2012

Masterplan for commercial development at BER Airport

Auenflügel
ResidentialUrban Planning
ResidentialUrban Planning
Project typeMasterplanning, single-family houses, mixed use
StatusDesign completed
LocationFalkenberg, Berlin, Germany
Time2012
Size16,000m²

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.

Dalian Downtown -Youhao Square
Urban PlanningHighriseWorkResidentialSports and RecreationRetail
Urban PlanningHighriseWorkResidentialSports and RecreationRetail
Project typeMaster plan, urban strategy
StatusConcept Design Proposal
LocationDalian, China
Time2011

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.

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