Truman Plaza: Zehlendorf Building Berlin, Clayallee

Truman Plaza Berlin, New German Building, Clayallee Project, Zehlendorf Design

Truman Plaza in Berlin, Germany : Zehlendorf Building

Truman Plaza Building, Berlin, Germany – design by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)

10 Sep 2012

Truman Plaza Berlin

New Building at Berlin Zehlendorf

Design: Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)

The Truman Plaza consists of offices, retail, health and sports facilities, which together form an urban setting around a central plaza within a leafy borough on the edge of Berlin.

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Located in Berlin Zehlendorf, the Truman Plaza parallels the adjacent Clayallee and is part of a larger master plan that balances its historical urban context with its integration of a delicate onsite forest. The project constitutes offices, retail, health and sports facilities, which together form an urban setting situated around a central plaza within this leafy borough on the edge of Berlin. A series of staggered volumes with height graduations and setbacks provide a framework and rhythm, while a higher, two-part structure anchors the project to the site. Depending on perspective, these volumes merge to create a cityscape.

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The central public plaza, or square, establishes a meeting point for residents – acting as a social condenser – and greened pathways stem from this plaza to the mature woodlands surrounding the site, including the Grunewald forest. Retail programming is located on the ground floor, and multiple terraces at varying heights define the project’s visual relationship to the remainder of its programming, and its site – fostering interiority – while a small pavilion near the onsite forest will house a café.

As the project is situated on a highly frequented prelude en route to the inner city of Berlin, the importance of these outdoor spaces goes beyond the project’s immediate development by extending the existing green belt along the Clayallee, enabling the emergence of a large square at the corner of the Argentinische Allee, forming the Truman Plaza’s entrance and further defining the site.

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Truman Plaza Berlin Zehlendorf – Building Information

Program: Health, Office, Retail, Sport
Location: Clayallee, 16169 Berlin, Germany
Date of design: 2008-11
Status: Under construction
Completion: 2013
Size: 19.882 m2
Client: Stofanel Investment AG
Architect: Wiel Arets
Project Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Fabian Schwade, Ole Hallier, Moritz Theden, Tony Rhiem, Marco Houbertz, Matthias Bachmann, Marcel Moonen, Enno Efkes, Virginia Angell Harmsen, Inga Anger, Bruno Ebersbach, Jonas Klock, Sebastian Dillner, Jos Beekhuizen, Joana Varela
Collaborators: Beatriz Alés Gregori, Maria Zaghi, Maxim Krioukov

Truman Plaza Building Berlin – design by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)

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