LAVA: Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

LAVA: Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

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new € 450 million sports themed project by Moritz Gruppe revitalises Berlin sport precinct

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Three 'Olympic podium' towers of gold, silver, and bronze feature in THE:SQUARE³, a new € 450 million mixed use development inspired by sport that revitalises a unique urban quarter in Berlin. The project is just nine minutes from Alexanderplatz, the very heart of Berlin, and located near Europe’s largest urban nature reserve and a sports hub.

Conceived by Moritz Gruppe and designed by internationally acclaimed architects, LAVA, THE:SQUARE³ theme is Life, Nature, Sport.

1. LIFE:  A multifunctional urban plan includes all the essentials for a high-quality and healthy urban existence for locals, workers and visitors, successfully answering the demands of a contemporary, quality lifestyle.

2. NATURE:  Green characterises three blocks containing apartments, retail space, a kindergarten and social services. Residents will enjoy diagonally shaped spaces, green roof-scapes with cascading balconies, integrated garden courtyards, and overlook playing fields. Hanging plant-filled facades are articulated according to building orientation, offering an enhanced quality of living.


3. SPORT:  Rising above a sport ‘podium’ are three towers of varying heights with Olympic themed metallic facades of gold, silver and bronze. Each volume is tapered to maximise sunlight, views and ventilation. Offices for sports companies and clubs, apartments, a medical and research centre, sports education facilities, a sports hotel (specifically for athletes) and a sports focused shopping mall at ground level, encircle a green piazza.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Berlin, DE