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Hall / Tent
Light-Frame construction Hall: timber-frame structure with curved trusses, tensile membrane for facade and roof
Gorenflos Architekten GvAmbH, Berlin; Innenraumgestaltung in Zusammenarbeit mit planung.freiraum Berlin
Grün Berlin GmbH
Thies Holzbau GmbH, Schneidewind Planen
The hall is an open house in which various stakeholders provide education opportunities and social interaction to the refugees housed in the airport terminal. The central space is a garden in the building, conceived as a meeting point for everyone using the structure. Additionally there are rooms for children and adolescents to work, as well as rooms for workshops, sports, and gymnastics. The hall can also be converted into a large event space with a stage.
There are no structural boundaries within the hall. Instead, individual usage areas can be separated using flexible curtains and adapted to the current need. This approach facilitates a temporal and spatial overlay of uses—allowing the house to be occupied intensively throughout the day, from morning until late at night.
(Excerpt from project description)