New spaces for BUFA Campus

by Web Staff

Compasses Magazine

Born more than a century ago, BUFA is being transformed to welcome new “changemakers”.

MVRDV intervene in one of the most famous centers of the film and television industry located south of Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport characterized by a sequence of brick buildings that alternate between small streets and public squares.

The new design enhances the potential of the existing structures and the value of in-between spaces. The new interventions aim to define a new ecological landscape realized through depaving actions, integration of biodiversity, and installation systems that focus on water recycling and natural ventilation.
The overall masterplan covers an area of more than 23,000 square meters planned in different time phases.

The regeneration of Atelier Gardens Studio 1 spaces is among the first approved actions. An intervention that transforms a studio obsolete for film production and long used only for TV production and commercials.

The Dutch studio’s project proposes a minimal transformation of the spaces and through a single element organizes a new sequence of rooms.
An articulated curtains and lighting rail becomes the element that characterizes and gives new life to the interior spaces.
Bright colors – from yellow to raspberry – mark the different studios by differentiating in the choice of materials: the curtains (acoustic or translucent) are adapted by materials and colors to the specific uses of the rooms.

The flexibility of the spaces contrasts with the concreteness of the brick walls left exposed in the existing building, thus creating spaces that are technologically innovative and able to adapt to possible transformations, perfectly in keeping with the idea behind the new BUFA campus.

Photo Credits:

1, 3 Stefan Korte
2, 4 Yasutaka Kojima

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