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BUILDING
 
 
Ludwig-Erhard-Haus
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DESIGNER
 
 
Grimshaw Architects
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CONTEXT
 
Location
Nicholas Grimshaw, Ludwig Erhard House, Berlin, Whitby and Bird, Specht Kalleja and Partners, Krupp Stahlbau
Relationship with the location
Nicholas Grimshaw, Ludwig Erhard House, Berlin, Whitby and Bird, Specht Kalleja and Partners, Krupp Stahlbau
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MATERIALS
 
steel, concrete, glass

Structures composed from 15 arches in steel, walls of concrete.  Covering in iron panels, side facades stained-glass windows. 

Nicholas Grimshaw, Ludwig Erhard House, Berlin, Whitby and Bird, Specht Kalleja and Partners, Krupp Stahlbau

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BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
 
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Germany [Deutschland]
Land
Berlin
Town
Berlin
Neighborhoods
Charlotten-Burg
Address
Fasanenstrasse 83/84 (Hardenbergstraße/Kantstraße)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Banks, securities exchanges and buildings for financial activity
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Conference and meeting rooms
Commercial buildings
Restaurants
Transport buildings and structures
Garages, car parking, etc.
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1991 - 1994     project winner of competition
Realisation
1994 - 1998
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Manifesto
Directed by
Julian Rosefeldt
Nationality
Australia, Germany
Year of production
2015
Cast
Cate Blanchett
Building's role
Marginal
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Stefania Manna, "La nuova sede della borsa di Berlino / Ludwig Erhard Haus, Berlin", L'Industria delle Costruzioni 336, ottobre/october 1999, pp. 20-31
"Abgehhängte Stahlkonstruktion", Detail 4/1999 [Bauen mit Stahl / Steel Construction / Architecture en acier], "Produktinformation / Stahlbau" p. 696
Jacopo della Fontana, "Dal vincolo all'espressione / Ludwig Erhard Haus, Berlin", L'Arca 137, maggio/may 1999 [La trasparenza / Trasparency], pp. 70-75
Mathias Remmele, "Das Bogen-Haus. Ludwig-Erhard-Haus", Bauwelt 44.1998, 20 november 1998 [Bogen-Bauten / Curved Buildings], pp. 2470-2493
Neue Architektur, Berlin 1990-2000 / New Architecture, Berlin 1990-2000, Förderverein Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin 1998, p. 157
"Stock Exchange and Communication Center, Berlin, Germany", Architecture 9/1995, september 1995, p. 45
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Nicholas Grimshaw, Ludwig Erhard House, Berlin, Whitby and Bird, Specht Kalleja and Partners, Krupp Stahlbau
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
IHK Berlin
LEH - Das Gürteltier
© Jan Klein
Photo: Jan Willebrand

Why the Ludwig-Erhard-Haus (LEH) of the IHK Berlin is also called the "Gürteltier" [Armadillo].
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CLIENT
 
 
Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Berlin
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AMOUNT
 
 
DM 305,000,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
site sq.m. 9,418
total sq.m. 22,000
offices sq.m. 18,000
Height
m. 39
Lenght
m. 97
Widht
m. 76
Capacity
underground parking 240 cars
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Whitby and Bird
Specht Kalleja and Partners
Krupp Stahlbau
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STAFF
 
Project
Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners, London
Project architect
Nicholas Grimshaw, Neven Sidor (London)
Michael Pross (Berlin)
Associate architect
Ingrid Bille
Design team
Rowena Bate, Martin Bauer, Stefan Camenzind, Gary Colligan, Gavin Finnan, Kai Flender, Paul Grayshon, Andrew Hall, William Horgan, Ewan Jones, Matt Keeler, David Kirkland, Angelika Kovacic, John Lee, Benedict O'Looney, Stuart N. Piercy, Will Stevens, Dorothee Strauss (London)
Andre Burmann, Thomas Deuble, Philip Engelbrecht, Raphael Forny, Birgit Greulich, Jens, Hardvendel, Markus Hetzel, Carsten Kromschröder, Beate Müller, Susanne Raynor, Helle Schröder, Simon Wacker (Berlin)
Project management
Buro 4/SMV
Cooper and Lybrand
Facades consultant
Emmer, Pfenninger and Partners
Systems
RP+K Sozietät
Acoustical consultant
Müller BBM
Quantity surveyor
Davis Langdon & Everest
Mott Green & Wall
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Tim Gage, Goodwin Steel Castings, aegranda

Nicholas Grimshaw, Ludwig Erhard House, Berlin, Whitby and Bird, Specht Kalleja and Partners, Krupp Stahlbau



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