Anyone who realises such a newly conceived building as AERA uses two bases of construction: firstly there is the actual geographical locality – and on the other the urban traditions and expectations that form the basis for a project such as this, from where new realms of thinking emerge. What is AERA? An office complex with a large, terrace-shaped roof that from the top feels like a park in its own right – and that viewed from the ground sits seamlessly in surroundings dominated by greenery, in a sense telling its own story. AERA is located in the Charlottenburger Mierendorff quarter, the artificial island that is surrounded by the River Spree and Westhafen Canal. A district with enormous potential for combining work and life.
Curve towards the sky: on top of the upwardly cascading building sits a unique roof garden that can be accessed by all the rental units.
The biggest terrace in the district: each of the rental units in the building has direct access to the garden.
“The greatest challenge lies in developing spatial structures that are innovative and yet identity-forming by engaging with the people they are designed for. And involving nature rather than suppressing it.”
Anything but alien: the interplay of shapes, glazing and greenery ensures that AERA creates flow between the usual divisions between nature and the built structure.
RENTAL AREA, OF WHICH UP TO 2,000 m² ON ONE LEVEL
CEILING HEIGHT IN THE FOYER OPENS UP THE MODERN URBAN OFFICE BUILDING
Visions without borders: the modern, flexible, open-space units set new standards for the working environments of tomorrow.
Looking far into the future: there are full panoramic windows in the conference areas at the southern point, providing unique views over the city.