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Berlin / Germany
The residential buildings on Christburger Strasse are striking due to the flexible possibilities for apportioning their floor plans. By using wide-span ceilings, it was possible to do without any definition of the floor space. There are no load-bearing walls or supports, allowing free floor plan distribution for the apartments, which have direct access to an elevator. Due to fire protection regulations for emergency exits, a special access system was developed using continuous balconies on the rear sides of the building to turn the stairs into the emergency stairs. The front sides of the building present the showcase view, with enormous, elegant window glazing.