Tuchfabrik / nps tchoban voss

Tuchfabrik / nps tchoban voss
© Werner Huthmacher

The former cloth factory “Tuchfabrik” in Berlin appears now in a fresh, attractive look. Before entering the building, the visitor is going one step back into the history by looking at the new façade: for its design the architects used digital printed panels with patterns of yarn bundles as a reminiscence of the original building’s utilization. Tightly interwoven threads are shimmering in different colours on the grey-black background like an oversized tribute to the history of this place. The particularity of the solution lies in the application of light aluminium sandwich panels. The printing motives on each of the 440 sheets are unique – thus every panel has its own ID as well as its own allocation.

Tuchfabrik / nps tchoban voss
© Werner Huthmacher
Tuchfabrik / nps tchoban voss
© Werner Huthmacher

Constructed in 1966 in the north of Berlin and in close proximity to Tegel airport, the unpretentious factory complex consisted once of two volumes – the office and the production parts. During the renovation process the architects connected both parts into one unit. Since the existing construction could not bear high loads, very light aluminium sandwich panels were used and installed on the punctuated façade. As a completion to the new look of the Tuchfabrik big avant-garde Rodtschenko letters are emphasizing the entry area.

Tuchfabrik / nps tchoban voss
© Werner Huthmacher
Tuchfabrik / nps tchoban voss
© Werner Huthmacher

Today a mix of creative offices, trades, business and commercial spaces is hosted in the former Tuchfabrik.

Project Details:

Modernization and renovation of a former factory building, façade design

Location: Friedrich-Olbricht-Damm 62, 13627 Berlin, Germany
Client: FOD Immobilien GmbH
Total facade surface area: 2.860 sqm
Completion: 2016
Construction phases: 1-8
Architect: Sergei Tchoban, nps tchoban voss
Creative Director façade design / corporate identity: Valeria Kashirina
Project manager: Pavel Zemskov
Team: Katja Fuks, Silvia Grischkat, Lev Chestakov

Brands/ Products
Façade planning: Priedemann Fassadeberatung
Metal works for the façade: Windeck GmbH
Facade cladding: Metawell
product: Metawell Aluminium-Sandwich Platten
Digital print: Euramax Coated Products BV

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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