2nd prize in Kennedydamm 55 competition
The results of the “Kennedydamm 55” design competition were announced in December with sop architekten taking second prize for their idea of a slim, square, 140-metre high sky-scraper designed to act as a central linking element in the surrounding built environment.
The stand-alone high-rise is an iconic structure, simple and easily identifiable in shape, and visible from every quarter. With its small footprint and a broad linking element it neither casts a shadow over the neighbouring residential accommodation nor significantly obstructs the flow of fresh air. Its landscaping covers the façade to a height of ten floors and the roof area is covered in densely greened terraces that mirror those at ground level. Providing a gross floor area of almost 34,000m², the high-rise offers ideal floor plans for efficient office use despite its minimal footprint and is set to house apartments on the upper floors. A façade design featuring extensive solar panel modules would help keep its environmental impact as low as possible.