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Project NameBerlin University Residences
TypeCompetition Honorable mention
ProgramPublic space, Education, Mixed use, Residential
ClientARCHmedium. Barcelona, España
LocationBerlin DE
Image creditsSPIM Studio
TeamSinisha Pavlovski, Ilija Mircheski


2016 (HONORABLE MENTION) / Competition BERLIN UNIVERSITY RESIDENCES – HOB, ARCHmedium. Barcelona, España

How would you like to live? is the question posed by the architectural competition BERLIN UNIVERSITY RESIDENCIES, which refers to the redefinition of collective models of temporary living in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin. The Kreuzberg district is the site of an alternative youth culture, and Berlin itself is today one of the world's cultural metropolises. Despite the painful past of the twentieth century, the city of Berlioa today is an example of religious tolerance and multicultural coexistence, a university city where young people from Germany and the rest of the world come to study, create and socialize.


- In the sense of different urban life fragments we define our elements as a starting points of creating new living experience and spatial concept. Identifying qualities of the surrounding area define through main elements such as active ground floor and pocket spaces, which is important to find new solution, new answer.

The building integrates active ground floor with possibility for different alternative activities (public “living room”) making relation between inside and out, and pocket spaces creating common courtyards.

The program structure is dived in two parts, open public and closed private space. Relations between these two parts are made through all common services who had a logical and rational circulation. A private space includes all typologies of rooms grouped in one module. Together they create a platform lifted from the ground. This kind of private space allows better qualities for living, studding and socializing.

At the competition for the Berlin University residences, organized by ArchMedium 285 projects arrived, three first places and 10 prizes were awarded. The project of the students Sinisa Pavlovski, Ilija Mircheski (SP! M) from the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje, University "St. Cyril and Methodius ", is the winner of one of the honorary praise. This is certainly a success of the young colleagues Sinisa Pavlovski and Ilija Mircheski, but also the promotion of the Faculty of Architecture, the University "St. Cyril and Methodius "on the international architectural scene. - said PHD Prof. Minas Bakalcev


2016 / BUR winning projects have been published in arquiRED.com 2016WA wa-wettbewerbe aktuell magazine has published the BUR competition winners 2016 / Newspaper “Porta 3” No. 250, November 2016, Berlin University residences. 2016 / “Porta 3”, Berlin University residences