Radialsystem III

Conversion, Extension
Location: Berlin, Germany
Year: 2008-2013
Program: Representative Office Spaces
Size: 850 sqm
Services: LP1-5 HOAI
Status: completed
Tags: office

Architect:
Jens Casper Dipl.-Ing. Architekt BDA; Team: Jens Casper, Lina Müller, Stefan Kluth, Rocco Zuehlke, Felix Zaiss, Silvia Huth, Andreas Gülzow, Konstanze Schick, Matthias Grabe, Elisabeth Eberenz

Consultants:
Structural Engineering: Nicole Zahner, StudioC, Berlin; MEP Engineering: Konrad Meyer, PRG Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Berlin; Lighting Design: supersymetrics, Aysil Sari, Widnau CH; Monument Survey: Axel Schulze, Berlin; Site management: Günter Lamprecht, FLP - Fritsche Lamprecht Peitzmeier, Berlin; Photography: Noshe / Andreas Gerhke, Berlin.

The building was originally designed by James Hobrecht and finished in 1878. It housed Berlin’s first steam driven waste water pump.  

“It is rare that architects surprise us completely, are serious and playful at the same time, and are able to confidently bridge the boundaries between art and architecture. This is all the case with the Radialsystem III office building by Jens Casper. Within the structure of the historic Pump House, the architects have created a monumental concrete object that is both workspace and sculpture in itself. Using this sublime architectural object, a three-dimensional journey is staged through and around the various spaces of the building, creating spatial opportunities to use protrusions, landings, niches and balconies. Other interstitial spaces beyond the expanse of the concrete object are left untouched to highlight and celebrate the original form of the pump house, its spatial simplicity, disused machinery, and industrial building fabric.” Alison Brooks for the Jury of the Architekturpreis Berlin 2013



Awards 
Architekturpreis Berlin Auszeichnung 2013



Bibliography
AIT  10-2015
Büro und Verwaltung / Office Buildings
Radialsystem III, Berlin
Leinfelden-Echterdingen: Verlagsanstalt Alexander Koch, Oktober 2015

ARCHITEKTUR BERLIN Bd. 3
Baukultur in und aus der Hauptstadt
Berlin, Braun Publishing/ Architektenkammer Berlin,  2014

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Architekturpreis Berlin 2013 Auszeichung: Radialsystem III
Berliner Zeitung für Bau-Kunst-Kultur des Architekturpreis Berlin e.V., Ausgabe 1; Berlin, 20.09.2013



Links:
Wikipedia: Radialsystem III (German)