PRACTICE Urban Revitalization, Adaptive Re-use 

PRACTICE Urban Revitalization, Adaptive Re-use 


The reconstruction of the railway-station Berlin-Ostbahnhof was part of the project “Railway Station of the Future”, with the aim to revitalize and re-integrate stations with their urban contexts, and to make them attractive again for both travellers and consumers. 

Client: Deutsche Bahn AG, West Project & Consult 

At Becker Gewers Kühn Kühn Architects BDA, Berlin


The proposal is both image and  instrument for the urban debate, flexible enough to adapt to changing parameters but still acting as an urban icon and impulse to the civic discussion, a field for the debate on the site‘s future. All spaces are programmatically open; usage-neutrality is a key parameter. It is a conglomerate, which by means of different structures, depths and situations, by various accessions and spatial relations offers multiple ways of appropriation. It invites a proximity of commercial and social functions, of leisure, work and inhabitation. The volumes are two ‘Big Simplifiers’, wrapped in screen-like hulls to homogenise their complexity. 

HAHOH Architects


The extreme vertical & horizontal depth of the granary offers „8 Worlds“ potential neighbourhoods and transitions. The vertical extensions stretch the ground area upwards and thus they weave the programs. Together they form a conglomerate: each works for itself, but benefits from the other.  

Client: Senat für Wirtschaft und Häfen der Freien Hansestadt Bremen  

HAHOH Architects  (with: ASP Stadt-& Landschaftsplaner, Degraeuwe Consulting, G&D Eventcomm)


Conversion-planning of a former British Military Tank Training Camp – 7 Complexes are embedded and find their place by directly connecting to their environment. 7 addresses appear: forest, alley, junction, vastness, row, clearing and slope. Because of its size, the complexes generates a significant presence in the landscape – almost like a farm. The concept is designed to grow in steps and in each phase to appear as a homogeneous unit. The ‘complex’ is also a marketing tool for a flexible and sustainable development.  

Awarded design competition 

2nd stage client: Camp Reinsehlen Gbr  


HAHOH Architects, with Atelier Schreckenberg