Titanic Hotel
Berlin, Deutschland
Patzschke Schwebel Planungsgesellschaft mbH
Stefan Fittkau Metallbau + Kunstschmiede Gmbh
burnished brass
Located in one of the most elegant areas of the city, the Titanic Hotel in Berlin – belonging to the same-named Turkish chain of luxury hotels – is the result of the refurbishment of a nineteenth-century building that was used by the Berliner Staatsoper as a warehouse for theatre sets and costumes. The impressive volume of the structure is divided into two adjacent buildings, on the central Französische Strasse, just a stone’s throw away from the Gendarmenmarkt. Whilst the hotel interior is undeniably lavish and eclectic – from the furnishings and over-sized columns, to the lobby sky light and 1,000 square metre spa – the austere Berlin façade is characterised by its rigorous succession of string course cornices and large windows. The pattern of the windows becomes a fundamental compositive element in the street façade: the simple geometrical division of the windows reproduces the idea of the original nineteenth century iron windows, using elegant, high performance EBE 75 profiles in burnished brass.