#PANDION The Shelf
Brief Development of a new building in a well-established commercial district in Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Added Value In the heart of the Kreuzberg neighbourhood, the landscaped inner courtyard creates a lively place that opens up to the street space with its funnel-shaped, two-storey opening.
PANDION The Shelf – commercial yards Prinzenstraße, Berlin | Germany Positioned in the centre of Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, the new five to six-storey building is designed to close the perimeter development at the corner of the streets Prinzenstraße and Ritterstraße. The scheme incorporates a large two-storey funnel-shaped entrance on Prinzenstraße, which allows the hustle and bustle from the urban environment to flow into the courtyard. The landscaped space, reminiscent of Berlin’s historic backyards, functions as a communal outdoor reception area for all building occupants. Fully glazed access cores with adjoining foyers are located in all four corners of the courtyard, providing access to all levels with a range of flexible workspaces. In addition to the offices, the ground floor offers a variety of space to meet the mixed-use concept of the development, including zones for retail and catering facilities. A slightly smaller planted courtyard, that complements the property to the rear, is conceived primarily as a place to retreat and work. The facade with the gold hue and grid-like composition blends in well with the surroundings, enhances the streetscape and courtyard with its full stock of life, and provides a name for the project.