Spreehalle provides ‘raw space’ – space and volume to be fitted out by the end users. It is evocative of its industrial ancestry and provides space for artists, creative users and small businesses to live and work within ateliers in the truest sense of the word.
The mixed use regeneration project is in the south eastern Berlin district of Treptow-Köpenick on the river Spree providing live/work ateliers together with a café, bookshop and other commercial activities at ground floor level.
Working with an existing industrial building, we inserted an open courtyard into the centre of the two linear main halls. By removing the roof coverings but retaining the steel structures we have created an outdoor space; a sanctuary away from the more public exterior and a communal space for enjoyment.