ThyssenKrupp HAUS






Covered Area:


FEDERICO II University

Prof. Arch. Renato CAPOZZI

With Honor



900  mq

Analisi e Progettazione Architettonica, Architettura per Uffici


Thyssenkrupp promotes a competition announcement for the realisation of a new urban identity that will be a location of administrative offices, research and development centres, and meeting point for companies and for events connected with the city. The object of the announcement is the flexibility connected to the organisation of the space,
where is possible to carry out research, to study and create new standards of innovation, fixing a new cultural  landmark for the city.

sketch of the concept design


<< A place at the service of the city, from which it was possible to observe the city itself. >>

A public space, an area for events, exhibitions, which it can also be left at the disposal of tourists and citizens, that are curious to observe.

internal rendering of the court of thyssnkrupp haus


  1. Comparison with the monumental heritage of the Museuminsel
  2. Technology and Innovation
  3. Flexibility in the different functions spaces organization
  4. Accessibility and permeability
  5. Distinction between public and private internal spaces
  6. Sustainability and environmental impact reduction


  1. Definition of the archetypes and architectural building typologies of the Museuminsel, as characters relevant to the project
  2. Definition of a proportional module on which the project idea evolved
  3. Symmetrical equilibrium


A building designed from the comparison with a high compositional and historical value architectures. In with construction typology of internal court, the dimensional plan and elevationd ratios and proportions, the obvious German symmetry, are in accord with contemporary aesthetic-functional standards.


The Bauakademie, the old Castle, the Altes and the Bode Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, the ancient Cathedral  are the heritage of the island, in the River Spree. They preserve a refined historical legacy, available to the whole evolution of the Contemporary International Architecture.

It was enough to pay attention to it.

thyssenkrupp haus external render of the entrance
berlin city plan


The project site is inside an area characterized by the cohabitation of buildings with high historical value and others with high contemporary architectonic style composition. The courtyard buildings and the German Neoclassical style have influenced the entire planning design process.
With this guidelines we have tried to find an agreement with the Thyssen Krupp request.

thyssenkrupp haus competition plan

Urban Develompment of Museuminsel

museuminsel urban evolution diagram
museuminsel panoramic render

The site of the project is in the core of the german capital city, inside the Mitte district. Surrounded by the Museuminsel historical context – Isle of Museums – delimited by the banks of the Spree river, it is Circumscribed by the silent Lectio Magistralis given by theoretical and practical models of the International Architecture and by the numerous historical events that have characterised the contemporary city of Berlin.

composition diagram of project

A Court

As an act of identification and belonging to the urban fabric.

Source of light, in the heart of the square-shaped building.


composition concept of project

The “a” compositional module, with a surface of 9.00 square meters, regulates the development in plan and façade.

The “b” compositional module, with a volume of 360.00 cubic meters, regulates the volumetric development of the building in elevation.

thyssenkrupp-haus-render di progetto al tramonto
the proportions in the elevation composition

Public | Private

<<Comprendere l’interno, osservando dall’esterno>>

Ampiezze maggiori, fra le aperture in facciata, per le aree dedicate a funzioni pubbliche ed accessibili dalla città.
Ad interassi ridotti, in aree di lavoro, laboratori, stanze riunione dell’Azienda, in cui risultava indispensabile una più intima e sensibile riservatezza vesto il contesto circostante.

Ovest Elevation

thyssenkrupp haus project facade


pianta piano terra della thyssenkrupp haus di berlino
Ground Floor
pianta piano primo della thyssenkrupp haus di berlino
First Floor
pianta piano secondo della thyssenkrupp haus di berlino
Second Floor
pianta piano terzo della thyssenkrupp haus di berlino

Third Floor

pianta piano quarto della thyssenkrupp haus di berlino

Fourth Floor

pianta piano quinto della thyssenkrupp haus di berlino

Fifth Floor

North Elevation

thyssnkrupp haus north elevetion


rivestimento in pannelli di zinco verniciato


Painted sheets in alloy of zinc, titanium and copper – produced by ThyssenKrupp – used for facade cladding. Their composition, guarantees resistance and durability over the time, reduced maintenance and therefore costs and preserve the beauty and refined aesthetic value.

lastra di onice cristallo

Onyx Marble

Marmor Alabastrum for the Latins. Known to ancient Germany, that of the dominion of Augustus.

Limestone mineral, with the beauty of its characteristic of being translucent. Traversable by light as well as capable of granting it, in an environment in which it is able to feel its prestige

vetrate fotovoltaiche onyx solar


Photovoltaic glass windows, able to generate energy thanks to the sun, saving energy due to the optimized air conditioning and controlled passage of natural light in the building.

In one word: Technology.

Construction Details

thyssenkrupp haus constructions details
Public Zone Section
thyssenkrupp haus constructions details
Private Zone Section

East Elevation

thyssenkrupp haus project facade
internal rendering of the court of thyssnkrupp haus

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