Wilmersdorfer Straße 59
Fassadenflucht
Frontale Ansicht
Fassade Backstein geschlemmt

Wilmersdorfer Straße 59

LocationWilmersdorfer Straße 59, D- 10627 Berlin
ClientMaruhn Real Estate Investment GmbH
Building period2016–2021
ProcedureDirect Commission

With the design of the facade of the residential and office building located at Wilmersdorfer Straße 59 in Berlin, Max Dudler has set a timeless sister building alongside the new building at Wilmersdorfer Straße 60/61, completed in 2017. With its sculptural facade and high-quality materials, the building presents a contrasting yet harmonious complement to the neighboring landmarks-protected Schirmständerhaus, designed by Hans Simon and built in 1957. As Berlin’s oldest pedestrian zone, Wilmersdorfer Straße is characterized by a heterogeneous streetscape that mirrors the eventful history of Germany’s capital. The abstract design of the facade is distinguished by its incisive geometric articulation. The building’s self-evident presence is further strengthened by the materiality of the pale-gray whitewashed brick, into which the windows have been deeply incised. Here is a restrained architecture that provides a fitting stage for the city’s bustling activity. The reductive design, with its orientation toward the city as an architecturally diverse ensemble, introduces a note of tranquility into the varied edifices of the surroundings.