More than 100 years ago, a Spree Canal in the historic center of Berlin [today’s Kupfergraben] lost its original function as a shipping route. The `FLUSSBAD BERLIN´ project aims to clean up this stretch of river to make it accessible and usable in a new way. The project represents a fundamental reassessment of the role of the river for the city. It stands for a sustainable, integrative and gentle urban development, for a mindful and intelligent use of natural resources and for a connection between a historic city and a vibrant present.
The FLUSSBAD BERLIN will need some buildings on the banks, as well as areas for changing rooms, storage, gastronomy, etc.. For this purpose, we designed in a team of two, a building in skeleton construction. We considered the orthogonal plot and the linear row of trees, which in the case of our design are orientated in line with the building providing a pleasant, welcoming feeling of ascending the sundeck. The pavilion houses changing rooms in an area of about 30 square meters and a kiosk, which is intended for year-round use.