The DUTCH EMBASSY BERLIN, GERMANY
Jessica Kovarik Professor Passas - Architectural Analysis DIA - Winter 08
The Dutch Embassy in Berlin is a design project about movement. A multi-functional circulation path which moves throughout the building is the foundation of itâ€™s design and program. The circulation pathway performs functionally and mechanically, as a ventilation duct and also a spatial element from which the structure is guided. The spatial organization of the building is derived from the highly public circulation pathway of off which adjacent semi-public spaces are hung and further progress into private spaces. On an experiential level, the material conditions of the circulation trajectory create a core of spatial reflection through a series of view sequences upon which the city of Berlin is put on display. The users of the building become spectators of the city.
Berlin (Mitte), Germany and itâ€™s Foreign Embassies
Sweden Iceland Finland Norway Denmark Namibia
03 situation & volume
04 circulation & volume
05 view to berlin
public semi-public private
06 building levels unfolded
07 building plans
08 semi-private interior
09 interior perspectives of circulation trajectory
10 interior of trajectory path _ view of Spree River
Published on Jan 14, 2009
An architectural analysis presentation of the Dutch Embassy in Berlin by OMA which focuses on the building's concept and function with furth...