EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Sustainable and Energy Saving
  • Company/Firm
    TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten GmbH, Berlin
  • Lead Designer
    Sergei Tchoban
  • Design Team
    Stephan Lohre
  • Architect
    TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten GmbH, Berlin
  • Interior Designer
    de Winder Architekten GmbH, Berlin
  • Const. Company
    Buro Happold GmbH, Berlin; BIT Buero fuer integrale Tragwerksplanung GmbH, Berlin
  • Photographer Credit
  • Location
    Hildegard-Knef-Platz 2-3, 10829 Berlin, Germany
  • Client
    SXB S.
  • Project Date
    May 2022
  • Project Link

The seven-storey office complex EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin was built sustainably using a modular timber hybrid construction method. The larger of the two free-standing buildings covers around 20,000 m² of floor space.

The centre of the main building is a light-flooded atrium, spanned by a transparent ETFE foil roof on a wooden truss construction. In the atrium four tree-like structures, graduated in height, connect the office floors by filigree staircases and bridges. On the fifth floor, the Sky Lounge with panoramic façade and outdoor terrace opens up to the atrium.

The façades are constructed in a uniform grid of glass-fibre concrete panels. The façade elements weigh only 30 kg per m², are recyclable and have a decarbonising effect.

In the construction of the buildings, the focus was on reducing the CO2 footprint, the weight of the complex, and on using sustainable materials. Due to an approx. 50% saving of reinforced concrete, the construction-related CO2 footprint is correspondingly lower.

EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin was awarded the DGNB Platinum certificate, the DGNB Diamond for its outstanding design and architectural quality, and a WELL v2 Platinum certification.

TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten design, plan and build for national and international clients in the public and private sectors. With over 180 highly qualified, interdisciplinary employees and many years of experience, the company, with its offices in Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden, offers architecturally and functionally sustainable solutions in Germany and abroad.
TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten are members of the Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten BDA, the chambers of architects in Hamburg, Berlin and Saxony as well as the European Architects Network (EAN) and the IDeA network.