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Marthashof residential estate
4/5/2011

The "Marthashof" residential estate is bang in Berlin's Mitte district and includes some 130 units across a total of 12,380 square meters. The buildings are U-shaped and arranged around a public park. What is striking is the special perforation of the elements used for the facades and sun-protections sections, designed by Berlin-based architects Grüntuch Ernst for Marthashof in the form of wisteria. This design was initially based on an idea of the building company Stofanel. RMIG, manufacturers of perforated sheet metal, made the personalized panels on behalf of Colt, which supplied the horizontal folding blinds. The combination of perforation and folding blinds enables residents to respond flexibly to changes in the weather, be it day by day or by season, and enjoy a pleasant room climate with minimal energy inputs.

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www.stofanel.com


Marthashof Berlin: Detail image of the perforated cladding panels in the function as folding sliding shutters | All photos © RMIG
Marthashof Berlin: Detail image of the perforated cladding panels in the function as folding sliding shutters | All photos © RMIG