DZ Bank by architect Frank O. Gerhy *BERLIN, Germany*

The DZ Bank in Berlin, Germany by architect Frank O’Gerhy.

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The genesis of this project dates back to 1995, when Gerhy’s competition entry for Berlin’s historic Museum Island was under construction. A that time, the DG bank invited him and six other architects to produce a proposal for the bank’s new Berlin headquarters. The brief included financial offices, apartments and semi-autonomous conference spaces that could be hired out to corporate clients. Gehry did not prevail in the museum competition, but his design for the DG Bank won unanimous approval.

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The DZ Bank Building, what was formerly DG bank, is a multi use center that includes a five story office building with a conference center, luxury residentials, a restaurant and etc. It was designed by architect Frank O. Gerhy and engineerd by Hans Schober of Schlaich Bergermann & Partner. The construction of the building began in 1998 and completed in 2000.

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Between the two buildings is a large atrium, designed to be used as a conference or performance space. This is covered with a sophisticated glass-grid roof, curved in a complex form typical of Gehry’s designs. The exterior of the building is clad in a yellow Italian limestone (Pietra di Vincenza) and features deeply recessed windows

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Pictures from DANDA.
More info and pictures on arcspace.com

2 thoughts on “DZ Bank by architect Frank O. Gerhy *BERLIN, Germany*

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