Irregularity shapes the Berlin Stock Exchange

An irregular site, in addition to considerations such as green building requirements, right-to-light requirements and the owner’s desire for low operating costs, led the architect, Nicholas Grimshaw, to maximize the Berlin Stock Exchange building’s volume.

This was accomplished by creating a series of elliptical arches which conform to the site’s footprint as opposed to being axial in arrangement, then suspending upper floors of the 39,000 sq m office building from the frame. Public areas line an interior ‘street’ and office space is organized around two roughly triangular atria.

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