Category: Architecture + Engineering
Title: Pioneer 20|70
Name/s: Lewin Biskupski, Dominic Plag
Medium, Object: Building Concept
University/s: University of Stuttgart
Supervision: Prof. Markus Allmann, Dipl.-Ing. ETH Bettina Klinge, Prof. Jan Knippers,
Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Wockenfuß
The »Pioneer 20|70« design attempts to find satisfactory and contemporary answers to current architectural challenges. This means: Urban consolidation and maintaining what already exists. No more laying asphalt, but rather the tearing up of sealed surfaces. The project unites two divergent times in one vertical complex, which encounter each other in an open inter-zone. The weight of the new stories is distributed to the exterior supports. The site can be extensively landscaped as the building has a very small footprint. This creates a green refuge in a central Berlin location, with the »Pioneer 20/70« residential complex emerging from it.
Urban consolidation and the renovation of what already exists – these could be reasonable answers to the current lack of living spaces. Providing a technical and visual upgrade to an existing building and creating additional living space by adding floors with a sustainable, intelligent design that did not affect the surrounding greenery, as proposed with the »Pioneer 20|70« design, was deemed worthy of a silver prize by the jury. In addition, the design includes the creation of additional open-air green spaces within the building where the existing building and the additional floor meet, thus further increasing quality of life in the building.