Embassy of Poland. Berlín
Under current economic circumstances, Poland could send a message of responsibility and austerity to Europe: The project proposes to recycle the existing building, avoiding the cost of demolition and reconstruction. The simple and rhythmical structure of the existing architecture allows its adaptation to the new embassy use.
An embassy as an image and symbol of its country abroad, of what it is and what it intends to be. A large white canvas covers the street facade, transparent from the inside and white from the outside, it covers the existing building at the lowest cost and conveys an image of pure white , powerful and emphatic . A peace symbol on an avenue of uncomfortable memories. A screen to project emotions. The old building will house the consulate and homes for the diplomats in the top floors while opening the ground floor to offer transparency and direct access to the interior patio. A new building housing the embassy dependencies will be placed in the interior courtyard to redefine its geometry. The finishing for the facades facing the inner courtyard will be in a characteristic brick from the south of Poland. The users will be crossing the white canvas to come into the new patio, a lush garden oasis of peace and silence, from which to access the embassy building. An oasis in the middle of a great city. A symbol for a modern European country, responsible and committed.
- Berlin, Germany
- 9,271 m2
- Architect Collaborator
Eva Damiá, Aga Suchocka, Àlex Clarà, Cristina Anglès, Xavier Gracia, Mercè Lorente, Laura Sanchís