Residential high-rise buildings in an urban context


"The future of a residential high-rise?" – that is the title of this year's Bauwelt Congress. It will take place from 7 to 8 December in Berlin. gmp partner Stephan Schütz will also participate in the debate on the design of future high-rise buildings in urban spaces. In his lecture on 8 December at 10 am, Schütz will compare international examples with housing estates in Berlin.

Thursday, 7 December 2017
and Friday, 8 December 2017

Kosmos Berlin
Karl-Marx-Allee 131A
10243 Berlin

Participation in the congress is free of charge. The number of participants is limited: please register via

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On the occasion of this year’s Bauwelt Congress, gmp partner Stephan Schütz will be speaking at 10 am on 8 December about “Residential High-Rise Buildings in an Urban Context” and presenting international examples as alternative concepts to Berlin’s housing estates. These include gmp projects such as the four residential quarters Xinzhao in Beijing, the Fanes Tower in Cixi, a design for a typical residential building for Berlin or a new residential building in Berlin's Friedenstraße.

The topic of this contribution refers to current forecasts of population growth in Berlin, which lead to increased activity by private and urban developers in housing construction. At the same time, the typology of the high-rise building is gaining importance as a solution for the densification of existing and newly built districts. For the most part, monofunctional structures limited to housing are opposed to the idea of a mixed-use city. However, as a return to the parceled city with a small-scale mixed-use appears unrealistic due to changes in the real estate industry, an international view of alternative approaches is necessary.

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