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Chipperfield unveils Berlin brewery masterplan

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David Chipperfield Architects has revealed its masterplan for the former Bötzow Brewery in Berlin


The plans will transform the 26,000m² site, which was never rebuilt after the destruction of World War II, into a public destination.

The brewery’s existing buildings are set to be restored while three new buildings will be added as part of the £185 million plans.

These new proposals will surround a large public plaza which will re-establish access to the brewery and its beer garden.

The site’s 6,000m² of historic underground vaults will be opened up and linked to the new public spaces above.

A laboratory space for the medical technology company Ottobock will also be built as part of the proposals.

Alongside this the scheme will include restaurants, a swimming pool, hotel, art gallery and underground parking.

Established in 1885, the former Bötzow Brewery is located near the city’s Alexanderplatz. The brewery maintained production until 1949 and since its closure the buildings have been used to host parties and exhibitions.

The project is expected to complete in 2019.

David Chipperfield Architects' plans for the Bötzow Brewery in Berlin

David Chipperfield Architects’ plans for the Bötzow Brewery in Berlin

Project data

Location Berlin
Type of project masterplan
Architect David Chipperfield Architects
Client Bötzow Berlin
Completion date 2019
Gross floor area 29,500m²

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