UP! BERLIN

  • Prize
    Finalist in Mixed-Use Architectural Designs
  • Company/Firm
    JASPER ARCHITECTS
  • Lead Designer
    MARTIN JASPER- JASPER ARCHITECTS
  • Photo Credit
    Photo by HG Esch
  • Team Members
    Martin Jasper, Jörg Westphal, Henry Pudewill, Georg Gewers, Alexander Mendelsohn, Tobias Becker, Andrey Yordanov, Sara Staschiok, Dennis Trutty
  • Project Location
    BERLIN, GERMANY
  • Project Link
  • Client
    SIGNA

A new chapter for an aging shopping mall: In 2016, JASPER ARCHITECTS won the competition for the transformation of East Berlin’s iconic CENTRUM WARENHAUS into a modern place for work. "UP!" reveals, the building’s past pointing to its future with a new volumetric appearance, a new transparent building envelope, and two additional floors. The architects reimagined this landmark's urban presence through dramatic, terraced cutouts that bring natural lighting into the interior. Old structural elements regained visibility, well integrated into a modern office space designed for the digital era.