Tower Tempelhof | Conversion and Expansion


Land Berlin | vertreten durch Tempelhof Projekt GmbH
Feasibility study
ZRS Architekten
Object planning | Building management
ZRS Architekten
Building physics consulting
ZRS Architekten
Structural Engineering
Dr. Lüchinger-Meyer
Mechanical Engineering
Usable Area
2.032 m2
Planning Time
Construction Time
seit Q3|2017
Tempelhof Projekt GmbH

The west end of the Tempelhof airport building is to be converted into an information and event venue and will have a roof terrace as a viewing platform for visitors.

The tower building is part of an ensemble of historic buildings that should be preserved. The former Tempelhof Airport is well connected and located in a prominent urban location that is visible from afar. In addition, it is of great historical significance due to its importance during the Berlin Airlift and has a high monument value. It is considered an exceptional testimony to modern architecture and building construction.

The only building element visible from the outside is the foyer on the base floor. From here, a new, semi-publicly accessible staircase is created. The interior of the spacious staircase, only half of which was built in the post-war period for the use of Kopfbau West, can now be experienced through a suspended steel staircase. It forms the load-bearing element, as the existing staircase proved to be unsustainable. The pathway reveals the historical phases of the once undivided staircase. The sixth floor is built as an exhibition space. The rotating and sliding walls allow for a variety of room divisions and are suitable for hanging exhibits. The roof terrace will be constructed as a wooden deck. In the area of the roof edge, the wooden deck is stepped down to the eaves gutter so that a high parapet is unnecessary and a low handrail can ensure fall protection.