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