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Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin

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Stirling Wilford and Associates
location Berlin
function commercial space, office
contributed by wim

The WZB Wissenschaftszentrum was designed by James Stirling and Michael Wilford and completed in 1988. The WZB was the largest non-housing complex in the IBA (Internationale Bauausstellung) programme. Stirling's concept was to create "a friendly, non-bureaucratic place" that looked more like a college than an office building. The implementation of this idea took place in a complex of buildings grouped around the former Imperial Insurance Office by August Busse in 1894. The new buildings reference well known typologies including a hexagonal campanile, a long building with gallery and street facade, a Greek Stoa and a fortified castle. They enclose a picturesque garden and are connected to each other by a system of axes. The elevational treatment of the buildings is relatively uniform with alternating bands of terracotta and sky blue banding for each floor with windows hooded in red sandstone.

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Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
Reichpietschufer 50
Project is not public!
How to get there? Bus: M29 to Roseneck until Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand, 3 minutes walk.
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Completion 1988
ArchitectStirling Wilford and Associates
Client Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
Project ID 5989
Latitude/Longitude 52°30'23N 13°21'52E
Contributed by wim
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