The study describes a possible densification of a 1970s prefab housing estate in Berlin-Friedrichshain. The estate, that is spread on two city blocks, was examined for possible locations for new buildings as well as for potential story-additons to the existing buildings. The suggested solution for the distribution of the proposed 260 new housing units is well differentiated in regards to exterior spaces as well as to traffic infrastructure.


  1. Determination of locations for possible new buildings
  2. Examination of the building distances
  3. Large scale study of the story-additions
  4. Qualification of the area
  5. Demand of interdependence
  6. Constructive models
  7. Visibility of the roof
  8. Roof structuring and variations
  9. Infrastructure
  10. Calculation of surface and cubic capacity


Location Berlin-Friedrichshain, Germany
Client WBF Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Friedrichshain mbH
Area TSA: 23.000 m2
Date 2015