Berlin Alexanderplatz: Towers in the City

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Against weightless, context-less glass towers which now proliferate, this tower celebrates its mass and materiality. Beginning with a series of superimpositions, from the large scale cruciform tower merged with a spiralling series of setbacks down to the language of its stone cladding, the tower’s massing and façade articulation make it seem both stable yet upwardly dynamic. In a context where walls have been profoundly divisive, the wall of the tower is conceived as something connecting its inner world to the city; each apartment possesses inhabitable spaces within the wall, ranging from window seats to loggias and terraces.