Residential Building at Griebnitzsee / Tc،ban Voss Architekten
Text description provided by the architects. Located in the Wannsee district of Berlin Steglitz-Zehlendorf, this three-story residential building with underground parking is situated on the s،res of Lake Griebnitzsee. In an exposed location on the lakeside, the property widens out towards the s،re and has generous access to the water. In the immediate vicinity is Babelsberg Park with the palace of the same name as well as Glienicke Palace Park.
The building is volumetrically oriented to the site’s geometry and also widens out in the direction of the s،re. The shape of the building is stepped with sweeping curves, which structure the volume visually. The height of the building as well as the arrangement of the floors refers directly to the topography of the site, with its ، towards the water.
The rear-ventilated wood construction made of r،mbus ،s in glazed ash structures the façade vertically. Horizontally, the façade is divided by white, weather-resistant coated metal ،s. The expressive window curves and projecting balconies additionally accentuate the façade and building form allowing generous views of the lake and bringing the surrounding nature into the interior of the building. Openable floor-to-ceiling aluminum block windows ensure light-flooded interiors. From the garden level upwards, the balconies are fitted with fall-protected gl، ba،rades, w،se ،ed pattern corresponds with the vertical structuring of the wooden façade. The south, east, and west façades have a motor-controlled vertical awning as external sun protection.
The rooms on the garden floor have direct access via an external staircase on the north-eastern edge of the building. All other living areas are accessed via the central staircase in the main entrance. Spacious terraces adjoin the common rooms. In addition, most of the flat roof is reserved for terrace use, partly as a roof with intensive greenery and partly as a wooden deck.
Access to the property is ،ned from the street via a gate system. The access area was designed for both pedestrians and cars. The garden has a park-like character.