Passivhaus Engeldamm (PHED) is a mixed-use multifamily and office building in the Luisenstadt neighborhood of Berlin. Glass and concrete may seem like unusual materials for a “green” building, but it shows the design freedom of the Passive House Standard. The apartment building faces a beautiful park where the Berlin Wall used to divide the city. Unfortunately, economic divisions continue, and anti-gentrification protesters vandalized the building a few years ago.
The concrete balconies have a nice texture from the OSB formwork.
The building’s architects, Scarchitekten, have their offices on the ground floor.