Sapphire Residences

Berlin, Germany

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metallic-coated ceramic façade

street level view

Project type


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Sapphire Residences, Berlin

You will likely notice the extraordinary facades of the Sapphire Residences in Berlin already from a distance. The silver and blue hues of the ceramic panels adorning the facade change as you move around the building due to their three-dimensional patterns. Designed in cooperation with Casalgrande Padana, the technologically advanced panels release oxygen due to a chemical reaction occurring with sunlight and are fully self-cleaning, requiring little maintenance. The rough-edged design gives the body of the building the resemblance of a cut Sapphire.

Large, canted windows designed to capture maximum light add to the image of luxury and sophistication on what was once an industrial half acre to create one of Berlin’s most iconic residential buildings.

The project was realized collaboratively with Lev Libeskind, Daniel Libeskind, and their respective studios.

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penthouse terrace

terrace view

Building area

10,000 sq.m.

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Aerial View

Corner of Chausseestrasse

Historical Area

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groundfloor exterior

Street level view

total units

73 one -four bedroom apartments



interior View

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interior view

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interior View

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ceiling sweeps up to a height of 7 m

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double-height living room

with floating stairway