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.
Meeting place between origins and departure The Bavarian association of German youth hostels invited five architecture offices to design the modernization of one of Germany’s oldest hostels located in the centre of Munich. Primary focus was given to the extension of the existing building with an innovative and high quality design that embodies the fundamental values of the association in a new way.
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.
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).
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.
In the white city of Old Belgrade, near the banks of the River Sava, GRAFT transformed the historic building of the “Old Mill” into a 4-star hotel. The ambitious interior concept embraces the existing historical structure and enhances it with new materials, colors and shapes, bringing out its original qualities and creating a unique visual experience.
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.
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.