C.F. Møller Architects Wins Intl Competition to Design German Bank New HQ
C.F. Møller Architects was selected to design the new HQ of Berlin Hyp, one of Germany’s leading real estate financiers. With a strong focus on sustainability, the winning proposal of the invited international competition, supports the bank’s vision, “contributing to the transition and urban development of the surrounding area”.
On the edge of the western city center, the 11-story the new headquarters becomes a landmark, mediating between the different scales of the surroundings. Promoting new ways of working, the building combines active exchange areas with calm individual workplaces.
The multi-level town hall generates a focal meeting zone, a creative workspace, and green outdoor terraces, with a series of small double-height spaces that follow the building’s ascending form. Moreover, the top floor, includes a roof garden and conference space, while a green oasis is created right next to the town hall with the adjoining cafeteria. Corresponding to Berlin Hyps ambition to be a “green bank”, the façade holds planted terraces combined with a self-shading design that reduces solar loads and integrates photovoltaic panels in the natural stone grid.
Expected to be completed in 2023, the new HQ named B-One to underline its prominent location on Budapester Strasse 1, promotes responsible and sustainable investments, and aims for a platinum DGNB certification.