Bricks Berlin Schoeneberg
ResidentialAdaptive ReuseRetailWorkCultural
ResidentialAdaptive ReuseRetailWorkCultural
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.

Kunderkunstlabor St. Pölten
Sports and RecreationCulturalEducation
Sports and RecreationCulturalEducation
Project typeChildren's Art Laboratory
StatusCompetition
LocationSt. Pölten, Austria
Time2021
Sizeca. 2.450m²

The Kikula in Altoona-Park St.Pölten serves as a creative interface between children and artists, art and nature. It conveys different forms of visual and performing arts in a playful and integrative way, thus promoting cross-generational cultural understanding. The prerequisite for this is a space that connects different art and cultural media, creators and learners, as well as the diverse nature of the park. A structure in which thresholds and borders are replaced by a flowing landscape.

RELATIVE COSMOS – FRAGMENTED OIKOS
CulturalExhibition / Stage
CulturalExhibition / Stage
Project typeExhibition
LocationVilla Massimo, Rome, Italy
Time2019

Final exhibition of GRAFT founding partner Lars Krückeberg as scholarship holder at Villa Massimo, academic year 2018/2019.

Freiheit Berlin
Exhibition / StageCultural
Exhibition / StageCultural
Project typeMonument design
StatusCompleted
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2018

In May 2018, a new monument championing Berlin’s spirit of freedom stands in front of the entrance to Berlin Central Station facing Washingtonplatz. The monument takes the form of the “be Berlin” campaign hashtag #FREIHEITBERLIN (FREEDOMBERLIN) in huge letters.

GERMAN PAVILION EXPO 2020 DUBAI
Exhibition / StageCultural
Exhibition / StageCultural
Project typeExhibition
StatusCompetition Design
LocationDubai, UAE
Time2018

In 2018, GRAFT took part in the public tender for the design of the German Pavilion at the EXPO 2020 in Dubai and made it into the shortlist of finalists. The design focuses on sustainability, one of the three sub-themes of the EXPO 2020 ‘Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility’.

 UNBUILDING WALLS – GERMAN PAVILLON 2018
CulturalExhibition / StageInstitutionalResearch
CulturalExhibition / StageInstitutionalResearch
Project typeExhibition
StatusCompleted
LocationVenice, Italy
Time2017–2018

FROM DEATH STRIP TO FREESPACE For 28 years, Germany has been united – exactly as long as the Berlin Wall existed (1961–1989). On the occasion of this parallel, GRAFT and Marianne Birthler are curating the exhibition “Unbuilding Walls” at the German Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.

The unique roof construction of the multifunctional arena in the Harz Mountains
Sports and RecreationCulturalBranding
Sports and RecreationCulturalBranding
Project typeReactivation of a historical ice stadium, new roof structure
StatusBuilt
LocationWernigerode, Germany
Time2016–2017
Size2,400m² (Roof)

In Schierke, a district of Wernigerode at the foot of the Harz Mountains, GRAFT was commissioned to renovate a listed natural ice rink. GRAFT proposed a dramatic roof structure anchored at just two points, which provides protection from rain, snow and sunlight but also frames the view of the mountains and sky beyond—its characteristic poise and elegance is indeed a response to the surrounding landscape.

Showpalace Munich Apassionata Equila Land
Sports and RecreationCulturalExhibition / StageBranding
Sports and RecreationCulturalExhibition / StageBranding
Project typeShow palace for a multimedia horse show
StatusBuilt
LocationMunich, Germany
Time2016–2017
Size5,000m² (GFA)

The Showpalast seats 1,700 spectators in front of a 40-metre-long stage specially designed for the unique horse show. The layout ensures that all visitors have a clear and close-up view of the stage due to the limited number of rows.

Urban Nation Museum
CulturalInstitutionalHistoric PreservationExhibition / Stage
CulturalInstitutionalHistoric PreservationExhibition / Stage
Project typeMuseum, exhibition space, refurbishment
StatusBuilt
LocationBerlin
Time2017
Size500m² exhibition space

The Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art—or Urban Nation Museum for short—is the first museum for urban art in Germany and is housed in a former residential building in the Schöneberg district of Berlin.

Viking Age Museum Oslo Graft
CulturalInstitutionalHistoric PreservationExhibition / Stage
CulturalInstitutionalHistoric PreservationExhibition / Stage
Project typeMuseum
StatusCompetition Design
LocationOslo, Norway
Time2016
Size13,000m²

GRAFT’s proposal for the Viking Age Museum in Oslo is located in a unique historic and spatial setting as part of the open-air museum on the Bygdøy peninsula. The rich and colourful history of the Vikings as told in the exhibitions of the Viking Museum unfolds as one progresses through the museum and across the site that the new extension occupies.

 VISITOR AND INFORMATION CENTRE GERMAN BUNDESTAG
CulturalInstitutionalEducation
CulturalInstitutionalEducation
Project typeVisitor Centre
StatusCompetition
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2016
Size7,700m²

GRAFT’s design for the building responds to the existing architecture of the Reichstag at the northern end of the Tiergarten. The form of the building reveals an immediate connection, emerging out of the ground like the “roots of democracy”. At its heart is a space that echoes that of the plenary hall in the Reichstag building and informs visitors about their visit.

Kabbalah Centre Berlin
Historic PreservationCulturalEducation
Historic PreservationCulturalEducation
Project typeCultural event and training space, refurbishment
StatusBuilt
LocationBerlin
Time2014–2015

On the site of the listed Postfuhramt (post office) in Berlin-Schöneberg is a richly decorated brick cross-building. It features a spectacular, 7.5-meter-high hall on the third floor that was originally used as a telephone exchange. This became the new home of the Kabbalah Centre Berlin. BRICKS Berlin Schöneberg is an ensemble of buildings and courtyards located on the grounds of the former Postfuhramt (post office) in Berlin-Schöneberg. GRAFT has been commissioned to develop the complex into a unique residential and commercial quarter featuring a mixture of historical buildings and contemporary reconstruction.

Platoon Berlin
CulturalModular ArchitectureExhibition / StageWork
CulturalModular ArchitectureExhibition / StageWork
Project typeExhibitions, Bar & Restaurant, Event Hall, Artist Studios, Office Studios, Workshop Room
StatusBuilt (dismantled in 2017)
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2012

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Berlin is built of 34 iso cargo containers. As icons of a flexible architecture in a globalized culture, the stacked containers form a unique construction that can be rebuilt anywhere else any time.

Platoon Seoul
CulturalModular ArchitectureExhibition / StageWork
CulturalModular ArchitectureExhibition / StageWork
Project typeExhibitions, Bar & Restaurant, Event Hall, Artist Studios, Library Lounge, Office Studios, Workshop Room, Roof Top Bar
StatusBuilt
LocationSeoul, South Korea
Time2009
Size415m²

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Seoul is built of 28 iso cargo containers. As icons of a flexible architecture in a globalized culture, the stacked containers form a unique construction that can be rebuilt anywhere else any time.

Russian Jewish Museum Moscow
CulturalInstitutionalHistoric PreservationAdaptive Reuse
CulturalInstitutionalHistoric PreservationAdaptive Reuse
Project typeMuseum, Adaptive Reuse
StatusCompetition Design, 1st Prize
LocationMoscow, Russia
Time2009

The Russian Jewish Museum will inject a new lease of life into one of the most spectacular landmark buildings in Moscow, the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage by Konstantin Melnikov. The enormous, 154m x 54m structure will become the new home of the Russian Jewish Museum, accommodating a series of museum studios, a museum for children, a learning center, large multipurpose areas, temporary exhibition spaces, an 800-seat auditorium and smaller lecture halls, a restaurant and bar, a museum shop and space for office administration and museum staff.

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