Österreichische Botschaft Berlin

Embassy | Berlin | Germany

Type: public buildings
Client: Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
Planning: 1996 - 1999 (with Letzbor Bau-Engineering GesmbH)      Completion: 2001

This prominent location is underlined by the free sculp-tural building volume juxtaposed with a rectangular form.The Embassy is conceived as a building which unites the reception area, with its experience of a tall glass—covered interior entrance hall, the complex representa-tional functions, the specific private living quarters of the Ambassador’s residence, the Embassy’s offices, the consulate, the Cultural Forum and the service and staff areas. The significant appearance of the building’s form and material signals the start of the Embassy Quarter in general and the individuality of Austria in particular.