mar2020 graft international retail presence mercedes
CommercialRetail
CommercialRetail
Project typeBrand architecture, retail
StatusCompleted
LocationWorldwide
TimeOngoing

The world’s first retail outlets with Mercedes-Benz’s new brand identity can already be seen in car dealerships in Hong Kong, Beijing, Budapest and Istanbul. For three years, GRAFT has been working on concept development and engineering creating design guidelines and planning tools that will be implemented at sales and service locations around the world. The planning catalogue ranges from specifications for the facade and roof design to the interior design of customer contact areas, including media integration and furniture design.

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.

Cavallino Bianco
Hospitality
Hospitality
Project typeHotel
StatusDesign
LocationCaorle, Italy
Time2019
Size14,400 m²

The project site is located directly on the beach in Caorle in the Veneto region and is embedded in a generous park landscape. The existing building ruin, which was formerly operated as a vacation colony, will be completely demolished and the new hotel project "Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Beach Resort" will be built instead. The building volumes are to be provided in a careful manner within the prescribed building lines and at the same time the building is to be part of a garden/beach complex to be planned.

maglev train stations
Mobility
Mobility
Project typeInfrastructure, mobility, transport
StatusIn progress
LocationWorldwide
TimeOngoing

With the Transport System Bögl (TSB), the Max Bögl Group has developed a market-ready maglev train that combines innovative technology, everyday usability and intermodality into a new infrastructural instrument. Through the application of prefabricated features and the integration of track and maglev technology, the company has achieved an extreme reduction in dimensions.

Mendoza
CommercialHospitalityRetail
CommercialHospitalityRetail
Project typeWinery, hospitality, retail
StatusIn progress
LocationUco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
TimeOngoing

The Uco Valley in the province of Mendoza is located in the foothills of the majestic Andes Mountains. Wine produced in this region is considered among the best in Argentina. In this context, GRAFT was commissioned to design a unique location dedicated to wine production, based on the AQUI brand’s philosophy of bringing people together through wine. To underline this, the winery also offers guest accommodation developed around the idea of creating rituals for a community brought together by their passion for wine.

supraglider
Mobility
Mobility
Project typeInfrastructure, mobility, transport
StatusDesign
LocationMunich, Germany
TimeOngoing

In a study initiated in 2018 for the Deutsches Museum Munich, Nobel prize winners Georg Bednorz and Gerd Binnig created a protype “supraglider” shuttle based on superconducting cryostats. Its aim was to showcase the potential of this technology in the field of future mobility. GRAFT was invited to create a design for the shuttle as well as an integrated system of tracks and stations.

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MobilityCommercialModular ArchitectureBranding
MobilityCommercialModular ArchitectureBranding
Project typeInfrastructure, charging stations, electro mobility
StatusDesign guideline, first implementation
LocationGermany, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark and Norway
TimeOngoing
Sizevariable

On behalf of E.ON Drive, GRAFT and GRAFT Brandlab developed a prototype for an ultra-fast charging station. This was further developed into an innovative, extendable system of modules capable of adapting to future requirements.

air taxi volo-port
BrandingMobility
BrandingMobility
Project typeVertiports, infrastructure, mobility architecture
StatusCompetition, 1st prize, together with GRAFT Brandlab and Arup
LocationWorldwide
TimeOngoing

The German urban air taxi company Volocopter has developed the first fully electronic, autonomous vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), an ideal solution for use in urban areas. Together with GRAFT and Arup, the Berlin agency GRAFT Brandlab won the competition to design a modular vertiport concept for Volocopter.

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.

FARFALLA VERDE
Hospitality
Hospitality
Project typeHotel
StatusCompetition
LocationSirmione, Lake Garda, Italy
TimeOngoing
Size8,700m²

The Single Parenting Retreat lies at the southern tip of Lake Garda on a small promontory that offers a breath taking panoramic view of the lake and the Alps beyond. GRAFT designed a building that responds to the specific characteristics of this location.

GRAFT Energy Connectivity Hubs
MobilityCommercialModular ArchitectureArchitecture Activism
MobilityCommercialModular ArchitectureArchitecture Activism
Project typeOff-grid and clean energy provision, drone technology, solar power, sustainable business, rural communities, architecture activism
StatusOngoing
LocationAfrican Drone Forum, Rwanda
TimeOngoing

At the African Drone Forum in Rwanda in early 2020, GRAFT and DroneMasters presented a new concept that would enable the fast and easy implementation of a decentralized drone, energy and education network. The idea is to link the existing functions of the SOLARKIOSK project with a drone infrastructure to increase rural connectivity in Africa.

Eckwerk
HighriseResidentialWork
HighriseResidentialWork
Project typeOffice, new work, residential, high-rise, new construction
StatusIn Progress
LocationBerlin, Germany
TimeOngoing
Size34,000m²

Eckwerk soughts to find solutions to current social, economic and ecological questions.

youth hostel munich
HospitalityAdaptive Reuse
HospitalityAdaptive Reuse
Project typeYouth Hostel, Multi-Family
StatusUnder construction
LocationMunich, Germany
TimeOngoing

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.

Blütenviertel Caputh
ResidentialUrban Planning
ResidentialUrban Planning
Project typeMasterplan for a residential area with 105 housing units
StatusIn progress
LocationCaputh, Germany
TimeOngoing
Size22,500m²

In Caputh near Potsdam, GRAFT has developed a masterplan for a new residential area with a total of 105 housing units comprising a mix of single and multi-family houses as well as apartment buildings.

GRAFT Solarkiosk
Architecture ActivismModular ArchitectureCommercial
Architecture ActivismModular ArchitectureCommercial
Project typeOff-grid and clean energy provision, solar power, sustainable business, rural communities, architecture activism
StatusOngoing
LocationWorldwide
TimeOngoing

SOLARKIOSK is an infrastructure instrument that can create an impact from the bottom up, cooperating directly with local people and developing their community. With clean solar energy and an inclusive business model, SOLARKIOSK provides an energy supply, connectivity, and communication even in remote regions.

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