Conversion of a loft to offices in Berlin-Neukölln.
The building dates from the beginning of the 19th century and originally housed a chocolate factory. Renovated and adapted around 1990, it now contains living and working spaces and artists, film set designers and graphic designers are among those who now make use of the well lit high ceilinged rooms. We have been involved in the renovation of many of these spaces.
For the conversion to offices we removed all the internal partition walls to reveal the cast iron columned space in its entirety. Ancillary spaces have been placed along the perimeter as low “boxes” within the large space.
Furniture and internal finishes are in white but with variations in material and texture, such as plaster, wood and cloth. For flexibility the room can be divided into a working and a meeting area through a light curtain spanning 6 meters across the room.
Conversion Office REALARCHITEKTUR – Berlin-Neukölln 2009-2010
Photographs by Felix Odell