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.
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.
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.