Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Anderhalten Architekten:
The extension of the existing building of the German Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection was built as a six-story construction addition at the intersection of Französische Strasse and Wilhelmstrasse.The building manifests itself as a fractional orthogonal form; the amorphous inner structure is mirrored in the outer contour as a dynamic wave making an interesting contrast to the monotone design of exterior and interior spaces. The sculptural appearance is in contrast to the existing historic building and forms an independent typology within the rigid block pattern of the buildings on Friedrichstrasse. The double-row complex contains an atrium which allows daylight to naturally illuminate the building's inner spaces. On the ground floor, the atrium functions as a spacially separating but optically connecting element. In the upper floors it expands to an access and communications area of the adjacent offices. The vertically shifted window sills create a subtle plasticity by reflections and light refractions.

TOUCAN-T carpet: Concept Two (6,000 m²)

Project | Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz
Architects | Anderhalten Architekten BDA, Berlin
Completion | 2010
Carpet | Concept Two (6,000 m²)
Photos | Ursula Böhmer