T-LABS

Berlin, Germany
Deutsche Telekom
€ 500 000 (unbuilt)
2011/2
with xailabs, John Dekon

The iconic 1960’s Telefunken skyscraper houses independent innovation and technology institutes and various departments of Berlin’s Technical University. Built as Berlin’s tallest office building at the time, it originally featured a grand entrance hall with shop like windows opening onto a  square which has been modified to a narrow thoroughfare. The project attempts to re-establish the symmetry of the entrance hall and a connection between the inside and outside of the building on ground level. It proposes to transform the entrance porch into an interactive light box which leads into a new glass cube featuring an interactive information wall about research activities of the various in-house innovation labs.

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