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Dormitory Frankie & Johnny

Berlin, Germany
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Around 400 modules are stacked onto each other into two long volumes to make up the student dormitory Frankie & Johnny in Berlin Treptow. The Corten steel shipping containers are shifted slightly towards the outside and inside and create a playful architecture that at the same time is metaphoric for the lively and vibrant new form of cooperative living they create.

The High Cube Container 40', measuring 12.19 m x 2.90 m, is prefabricated as a modular system. The units can be connected into primarily single, double or triple units. Students can spend time on the seating platforms in the central area between the two parts of the building on the ground floor or chat on the access galleries. The latter communicative in-between zone is a place of meeting and exchange that serves as a common balcony at the same time.

The compact buildings divide the site into two open spaces of a different character. In addition to activity and sports areas, there is a green oasis of spacious lawn and trees. The cafe on the ground floor forms the heart and central meeting point of the complex. The name Frankie & Johnny stands for the residents - students from all parts of the globe - who live together in this one-of-a-kind location in Berlin.

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daniele, May 18th, 2017
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