Competition - Opengap
Adaptive reuse and free space - a new use without losing the essence.
The project is located in Berlin, at the abandoned airport Johannisthal-Aldershof. Despite Berlin is positioned as the capital of contemporary art, there is a lack of workshops and creative spaces.
The existing building configures a skin, which maintains its shape and its spatial qualities. We propose two new elements to configurate the necessary functionalities: the boxes that are connected to the roof and give the impression of levitation and the wall placed in one perimeter of the building, taking a minimum area.
The intermediate space is not arranged with a specific function. The objective is that these spaces can anticipate and respond to future changes, guaranteeing multiplicity of uses and simultaneity of activities. The flexible capacity allows work at several scales from everyday exhibitions and routines to large-scale artistic events.