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Frankie & Johnny
417 container modules are stacked onto each other into three long volumes to make up the student dormitory Frankie & Johnny in Berlin Treptow. The corten steel shipping containers, which are shifted slightly towards the outside and inside, produce a characteristic architecture and create at the same time a space for a lively and vibrant new form of cooperative living.
In the first stage of construction, High Cube Containers 40‘, measuring 12.19 m x 2.90 m each, were used as a basic component. In the second and third stage, prefabricated modular systems have been implemented. The units can be connected into primarily single, but also double or triple units. The open air spaces, i.e. the access balconies between the buildings, form the heart of the ensemble. The communicative in-between zone is a place of meeting and exchange that serves as a common balcony at the same time.
The compact buildings divide the site into two open spaces of different character. In addition to activity and sports areas there is a green oasis of spacious lawn and trees. The café on the ground floor serves as the central meeting point of the complex. The name Frankie & Johnny stands for the residents – students from all parts of the globe – who live together in this one-of-a-kind location in Berlin.