UL architect dRMM has announced the opening of an office in Berlin to improve its access the post-Brexit EU market.
The office, which will be run by three native Germans, Jonas Lencer, Saskia Lencer and Judith Stichtenoth, comes after dRMM won the Neue Schleiermacherhaus civic centre near the Brandenburg Gate this month.
The architect added that it was also looking forward to working in a country where the use of wood in construction was considered mainstream rather than being “treated with distrust”.
The Neue Schleiermacherhaus, which will be built from engineered timber, will house the Cultural Council of Germany as well as providing space for work, events and community facilities.
According to dRMM, the bulding will not does not mimic its surroundings, but rather showcases “an expression of the ideas behind the historic buildings, with circular materials, heavy façades and flexible interiors crafted from the studio’s engineered timber”.