Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, Berlin


The Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute is one of the world's leading research institutes for mobile and stationary communication networks and the key technologies of the future. Innovations for the digital society of tomorrow will be the focus of institute’s research and development work.

In order to have an adequate presentation room available, the auditorium in the foyer area will be transformed. A conference hall and auditorium with a multifunctional character will be developed inside the listed high-rise building from 1968 at the Einsteinufer. It will also serve three-dimensional picture projections, receptions, panel discussions and meetings. In the future, about 140 people will be accommodated in the new auditorium.

The main feature is the new generous glazing in the eastern façade. For this purpose, some of the large-format panels are removed from the prominent wash-concrete facade. As a result, the former windowless room is illuminated bright and natural, and the outdoor area is optically integrated.

Place Berlin
Project Reconstruction of the auditorium to a multifunctional hall
Client Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Design Gewers Pudewill
Size 430 sqm
Completion 2018
Team Project Manager Carola Butze