The Old Malting House – located at the subway station of the Berlin city district Lichtenrade – plays an key role in the future development of the surrounding residential area.

Project Name: Old Malting House Lichtenrade
Location: Berlin, Germany
Client: District administration Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Studio Name: ff-Architekten Feldhusen Fleckenstein PartG mbB
Design Team: Ralf Fleckenstein, Malte Bösche, Verena Wevers
Area: 3.100 m²
Year: 2018-2022
Basic refurbishment of the entire building: Baumschlag Eberle Architekten / Berlin
Exhibition design of the children’s museum: museeon GBR / Berlin
Bidding process and site supervision: SchäferWenningerProjekt GmbH Generalplanung / Berlin
Structural design: Ingenieurbüro Doliva GmbH
Lighting design: Konzeptlicht / Berlin
Photography Credits: Andreas Meichsner

Old Malting House Lichtenrade by ff-Architekten Feldhusen Fleckenstein - Sheet4
©Andreas Meichsner

The building is privately owned and rented in large parts by the district administration for the use as a cultural as well as an educational facility. As a city library, adult education centre, music school, and children’s museum the building has a significant pontential to become a important player in its area.

Old Malting House Lichtenrade by ff-Architekten Feldhusen Fleckenstein - Sheet6
©Andreas Meichsner

The new spaces in the lower floors gives the chance to develope a multifunctional and multimedia-based library which create a perfect environment for personal and social flourishing. A large opening in the storeyceiling and a multifunctional stair extend the option values for future use. The library provides space for 100 visitor during cultural events.

Essential in the concept of use are the synergies between the differnent institutions which evolve from alternating usage of spaces and services.

Old Malting House Lichtenrade by ff-Architekten Feldhusen Fleckenstein - Sheet8
©Andreas Meichsner

Furthermore the building provides common spaces which can be used by the tennants or neighborhood initiatives. It sets impulses by creates in a disadvantaged city district by creating a place for cultural exchange and offering various low-threshold services.


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