ADMIRALSPALAST
WorkAdaptive ReuseHistoric Preservation
WorkAdaptive ReuseHistoric Preservation
Project typeOffice building, new construction, refurbishment
StatusUnder construction
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2017–2021
Size9,600m²

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.

Bayerhaus
WorkHistoric Preservation
WorkHistoric Preservation
Project typeOffice, retail, residential, refurbishment, new construction
StatusUnder construction
LocationBerlin, Germany
TimeOngoing
Size6000m² (GFA)

The Bayerhaus, a seven-story office block built as the administrative center of the Bayer pharmaceutical company in the early 1950s, was one of the first post-World War II buildings to be erected in West Berlin. It is now set to receive an extra story and a new side wing. In addition, the façade facing the rear yard, which was cladded with fiber cement plates in the 1980s, will be removed and re-rendered, restoring its original appearance, with its grid-like relief and large window openings.

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.

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.

old mill hotel belgrade
HospitalityAdaptive ReuseHighriseHistoric Preservation
HospitalityAdaptive ReuseHighriseHistoric Preservation
Project typeHotel, Adaptive Reuse
StatusBuilt
LocationBelgrade, Serbia
Time2013–2014

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.

almstadtstrasse graft
ResidentialHistoric Preservation
ResidentialHistoric Preservation
Project typeRestoration of a listed Baroque Palais
StatusBuilt
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2011
Size510m²

Modern architectural insertions create a narrative throughout the building, blending smooth, metallic materials respectfully into the historic, textured and profiled building structure.

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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