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renovation / adaptive reuse focus on design firm offices Sauerbruch Hutton Former use: Prussian military uniform factory The German architecture firm Sauerbruch Hutton, founded in 1989 by Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton, has developed a portfolio of sophisticated, technologically savvy, modern buildings. The firm’s work includes cultural buildings such as the Brandhorst Museum in Munich, and offices such as the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau and KfW Westarkade in Frankfurt, which the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat named as the 2011 Best Tall Building Worldwide in November. The vibrant polychromatic exteriors in the Sauerbruch Hutton portfolio are in contrast to the sublime, monochromatic interior of the firm’s own office in what had been known as the Prussian uniform factory L57. L57 is the largest of nine buildings in a former military complex constructed around 1900 for the Prussian army at its training grounds in Berlin-Moabit. The complex was largely abandoned from the end of World War II to the 1970s, when artists and architects started inhabiting the raw, unencumbered industrial spaces. Sauerbruch Hutton staked a claim on and designed its offices within L57 as a combination of renovation and new construction, including two new floors on top of the building (top, left). The project includes an adjacent studio and apartment for artist Karin Sander. 56 contract november/december 2011 Photos by Jan Bitter

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