Once a rather empty and structurally weak part the area around Berlin Südkreuz Station is now undergoing vast urban development. The new district will be informed by a mix of residential and commercial real estate. In this context Dutch developer EDGE Technologies is adding an innovative office building designed by Tchoban Voss Architekten to the city’s urban landscape – EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin.
A distinctive feature to this project is its inner supporting structure which consists of hybrid prefabricated modules made of wood and concrete. Building that way has three major advantages: first it leads to a vast reduction of weight, then partly using a renewable resource such as wood leads to a smaller overall carbon footprint in the building process and third, construction time on site can be massively reduced.
I was assigned to document the building site the day the prefab elements were delivered and assembled.