The Sapphire Residential Building in Chausseestrasse, Berlin

Chausseestrasse Building, Sapphire by Daniel Libeskind, Berlin Residential Design, German Architecture, Penthouse Image

Residential Building in Chausseestrasse

Sapphire Berlin Architecture, Germany – design by Studio Daniel Libeskind, architects

14 Oct 2016

Residential Building in Chausseestrasse, Berlin

New Housing in Berlin by architect Daniel Libeskind

Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind

Sapphire by Daniel Libeskind
Location: Berlin, Germany
Price: €1M +

Chausseestrasse Berlin Property by Daniel Libeskind

World–renowned architect Daniel Libeskind has introduced his first residential project in Berlin. The Sapphire occupies a corner on Chausseestrasse – an area steeped with history.

Chausseestrasse Berlin Property by Daniel Libeskind

Just metres from where the Berlin Wall used to divide the city, this plot of land was once home to the Wulffersche iron factory, which was seized from its Jewish owners during World War II.

Chausseestrasse Berlin Property by Daniel Libeskind

The building’s ultra-modern design isn’t limited to the sharp edges and abstract angles of its surface. Its metallic façade is said to be self-cleaning and air-purifying, setting the bar for heightened new ecological standards.

Chausseestrasse Berlin Property by Daniel Libeskind

Studio Libeskind, run by Daniel Libeskind and his wife Nina, was established in Berlin in 1989. It now has headquarters in New York City and Milan. During his formative years, Daniel Libeskind developed deeply-rooted passions for music and philosophy, which he believes contributed to his gift for evoking cultural memory in buildings.

Chausseestrasse Berlin Property by Daniel Libeskind

Among the studio’s most notable projects are the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the redevelopment of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.

Chausseestrasse Berlin Property by Daniel Libeskind

Listing: Chausseestrasse Berlin Property by architect Daniel Libeskind

Images Courtesy of Ziegert Immobilien, a Tranio.com partner

Chausseestrasse Berlin Property by Daniel Libeskind

Contact details:

Tranio.com – overseas property broker
Website: http://tranio.com
Telephone: +44 20 3608 1267

Previously on e-architect:

9 Dec 2013

Residential Building in Chausseestrasse, Berlin

New Housing in Berlin by architect Daniel Libeskind

Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind

DANIEL LIBESKIND RETURNS TO BERLIN TO BUILD AN APARTMENT BUILDING IN CENTER OF CITY

New York, NY – Studio Daniel Libeskind has just unveiled the design for a residential building in Berlin that, upon completion in 2015, is expected to brighten the already emerging neighborhood of Chausseestrasse. With large angular windows designed to catch maximum light, canted walls, and a metallic-coated ceramic façade, the 107,000 sq. ft. (10,000 m2) Chausseestrasse 43 occupies the corner of a block in central Berlin. Says the architect: “Even as my studio is often called upon to design skyscrapers these days, I continue to love to build homes, the basic unit of human life.” In this case, Libeskind is adding a dash brightness and transparency to a key spot in Berlin, one that also happens to be located directly opposite the headquarters of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service.

Chausseestrasse Building
rendering © PX2

Daniel Libeskind’s challenge was to create 73 desirable one- to four-bedroom apartments on a more or less rectangular plot a little less than half an acre (16,000 sq. ft.), accommodating attractive retail on the ground floor, underground parking, and a common outdoor area. The architect achieved this and more. The dramatic coda is found at the top, where a penthouse apartment, perched on the prow of the building, embodies the ultimate in inside/outside urban living. Here, a double-height living room is lined on one side by a sloping wall of obliquely shaped windows, which leads out to a patio overlooking Berlin. A floating stairway ascends to an open-plan living area, bedrooms are tucked into the rear, and the ceiling sweeps up to a height of 21 feet.

Chausseestrasse 43 building
rendering © PX2

The façade cladding is an innovative three-dimensional stoneware tile that Libeskind designed with the Italian company Casalgrande Padana. The geometric ceramic panels not only create an expressive metallic pattern, but they possess surprising sustainable properties such as air purification and they are self-cleaning.

Chausseestrasse 43 building
sketch © Daniel Libeskind

This cathedral for modern living occupies a piece of land where the Wulffersche iron factory once operated before being expropriated from its Jewish owners during World War II.

Chausseestrasse 43 building
rendering © PX2

The Berlin-based real estate developer, MINERVA, is handling the technical and economic implementation of Chausseestrasse 43 in partnership with the Berlin-based property developer, econcept.

Chausseestrasse 43 building
rendering © PX2

The 20-year-old MINERVA specializes in real estate development for commercial and residential projects, such as the contemporary Alexander Parkside apartment and hotel complex that recently opened in Berlin. Econcept specializes in the construction of new residential buildings, such as the Palais KolleBelle, a new residential complex in Berlin inspired by the architecture of 19th-century Paris.

Chausseestrasse 43 building
rendering © PX2

Chausseestrasse 43 in Berlin images / information from Studio Daniel Libeskind

Chausseestrasse Building Berlin design : Studio Daniel Libeskind

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