DSTRCT.Berlin “Previous Slaughterhouses” / Gewers Pudewill
Textual content description offered by the architects. After 30 years of emptiness, decay, and fireplace injury, new life was introduced into the final remaining unrenovated halls of the previous slaughterhouse, that are listed as historic monuments. The refurbishment and structural-physical upgrading in keeping with the necessities of a listed constructing was equal to a totally new constructing by way of technical and monetary expenditure.
The results of the metamorphosis from slaughterhouse halls used on an industrial scale, constructed across the flip of the century, to as we speak’s calls for and expectations of contemporary workplaces and particular areas with a historic connection speaks for itself.
The cautious transformation of the buildings into the brand new section of use, through which even particular person graffiti had been preserved as proof of the (unlawful) interim use typical of Berlin, reveals as soon as once more the significance of preserving and persevering with to make use of historic constructing material. The halls will not be solely appropriate for brand spanking new makes use of, however additionally they give the themes of labor, communication, high quality of keep, identification, and variety a singular and distinctive dimension.
The set up of latest gallery ranges within the halls, the cautious accentuation and publicity of the structural options of the unique halls, and the structuring of the big areas create a playground for the customers that permits for identity-creating, future-oriented workplace makes use of with a excessive diploma of flexibility.