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More living space for Berlin â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Our houses are as unique as the places where they originate.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; That is a simple, but very precise description of the design attitude of the two German architects Frank Arnold and Mathias Gladisch. New building constructions and refurbishments, accompanied by cost-effective and timely implementation, is what they do. TEXT: MERYEM HAUER | PHOTOS: ARNOLD UND GLADISCH GESELLSCHAFT VON ARCHITEKTEN MBH
The currently most important building project in Berlin is housing. By 2025, over 10,000 apartments have to be built each year for meeting demand. Thereby one main focus for the architects lies on the construction of new homes with ongoing projects such as Berlin Lake Suites, 12Brueder and the Myrica Buildings. Established in 1996 Arnold and Gladisch architects develop feasibility studies, design city planning and buildings. Their scope of work covers architecture, general planning and project management by keeping the focus on the budget as well as the special features of
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each place. A careful analysis of the property and its surroundings forms the basis for a precise insertion into the urban context. These factors are combined with architectural quality: clear and reduced shapes, coherent material concepts and a high ecological standard. The needs and preferences of each individual client are top priority; therefore the architects attach great importance to intensive support throughout the process. Every client receives assistance with the fulfilment of the obligations and is constantly updated about the project development.
Successfully engaged in the area of new constructions and refurbishments for almost 20 years, Frank Arnold and Mathias Gladisch built up a strong network within the politics and administration of Berlin.