In December 1999 Eike Becker and Helge Schmidt founded Eike Becker_Architekten in Berlin. Designing and constructing an architecture of superference, they count among Europe’s most successful architects. Based on a profound understanding of how society functions, Eike Becker_Architekten designs unique architectural solutions that work for people, organisations and communities. Relying on decades of experience acquired during planning and implementing complex urban architectural projects, our enthusiasm leads us to accompany every project until every last screw has been put in its place. Eike Becker_Architekten is a skilful and reliable partner for their clients as well as all other stakeholders. They have a thorough understanding of the multitude of interests that coincide during the development of an architectural project. Their approach as much as their reputation guarantee that the end result will be a highly functional and flexible building that is visually appealing and memorable.
The high-rise office building on Europa-Allee in Frankfurt on Main consists of two slender discs which, above the seven-storey boulevard, take up the lively design language of the Praedium opposite. The two discs are turned out of the axis and shifted against one another. The building, which is an architectural commitment to the European idea, will become the new headquarters of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung upon completion. The office tower is complemented by an eight-storey hotel complex.
With a height of 70 metres, distributed over 20 floors, the Spree Tower forms the urban landmark of the area at the Ostbahnhof in Berlin Friedrichshain. Depending on the viewer's perspective, the net-like façade appears in different facets. The heart-shaped entrance breaks open the clearly structured façade and forms the entrance to the new quarter being built on the East Side Gallery. The square floor plan with a central access core allows flexible offices of different sizes to be realised.
The residential tower at Theodor-Loos-Weg in Gropiusstadt is the first cooperative project of Eike Beckers office. The new building translates the architectural formal language of the high-rise district of the 1970s into modern times. A country house and a town house are connected to the high-rise building by a shared plinth. A generous entrance as a meeting place connects the new building ensemble with the local residents. The urban character of the design enhances the location as a whole.