Terrassenhaus Berlin is a multi-use atelier and gallery building designed by Brandlhuber + Emde, Burlon & Muck Petzet Architekten. It is located on a former scrapyard by the railway track in the district of Berlin-Wedding. As an update of the terraced house typology, the mixed-use building embeds itself in a heterogeneous neighborhood of commercial and residential blocks, adjacent to 1900s dwellings and a climbing hall.
The building is a private initiative by client Lobe Block. It was initially intended to be a smaller intervention of exhibition and commercial spaces inspired by a previous project by the architects, Brunnenstrasse 9. However, the designers felt that Berlin’s rising property prices and construction costs were pushing architects to create smaller, less social spaces. Thus, they convinced the client to construct a large mixed-use building that would maximize the volume available and not sacrifice large, high-quality public spaces that could potentially benefit the neighborhood.