BERLIN AWARD 2016 – HEIMAT IN DER FREMDe
Call for projects from the Senate for Urban Development and Environment, Berlin. Innovative projects for the accommodation of refugees for the improvement of their life quality were to be submitted. Realised and conceptual projects are sought, that promote connection and improvement of networks in the urban context of Berlin.

Competition 'Changing City – City of Ideas', 2. Prize
Under the title of 'Refugees Welcome! Housing as a right for all', the plattformnachwuchsarchitekten called for the presentation of un-built conceptual projects for the city of Berlin. ZRS Architekten in collaboration with Studio Schultz Granberg won 2nd prize with their entry 'BASAR BERLIN – the new pioneer city'.

BASAR BERLIN – THE NEW PIONEER CITY, CUVRYBRACHE, BERLIN, Germany (RESIDENTIAL PROJECT)

Urban design and architectural design 
There is no refugee question, rather a housing question - BASAR BERLIN is a versatile, flexible residential and working structure for refugees, low income groups, creative and engaged residents - an arrival city in the city. The New Pioneer City offers space for initiatives and self-employment. Now the city will be a place for production again, and the new pioneers will be the makers.

Construction 
The load-bearing timber construction in climate regulating natural building materials will be completely prefabricated as an integrated structural system. The highly insulated low-tech building without mechanical ventilation system promotes an exemplary vision of sustainable development and a healthy living climate.

Use Concept 
Unorthodox forms of work for refugees and initiates from the neighborhood will be brought together to form a unique habitat through the assembly of compact residential units.

Realisation 
BASAR BERLIN is a conceptual project that is recommended for direct realisation on the Cuvrybrache in Berlin, Kreuzberg.

Design Team
Studio Schultz • Granberg and Ziegert | Roswag | Seiler Architekten Ingenieure

Gross floor area
28.567 sq m

Area/Unit
30–120 sq m (250 Units)


Publication

Architalk mit Eike Roswag
Fred Plassmann, OFFscreen