31 Aug '15, 5pm
Macro Sea revamps 100-year-old factory as shabby chic student housing in Berlin’s hippest neighborhood
Macro Sea teamed up with the Council on International Educational Exchange, one of the largest non-profit study abroad organizations, to redesign the 85,000 square foot industrial complex dating back to the beginning of the century. The five-story front building located at 27 building located at 27 Gneisenaustrasse will house the administrative offices and faculty apartments, while the large six-story factory building on the other side of the inner courtyard provides student accommodation. The bedrooms, designed in a minimalist way and featuring artifacts salvaged from the original property before it was demolished, can house over 200 students and can be customized according to individual preference. The design combines classrooms, dining areas and common living rooms, all of which act as a kind of “social incubator” which facilitates exchange and debate.