MVRDV unveils plans for a revamped BUFA campus in Berlin

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Plans are moving forward for a “low-tech transformation” of West Berlin’s storied film and television studios Berliner Union Film Ateliers (BUFA) called Atelier Gardens from London-based developer Fabrix and MVRDV

Approval has been granted for a six-acre adaptive reuse project at the southern edge of the former Tempelhof Airport in the merged borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg. 

MVRDV unveils plans for a revamped BUFA campus in Berlin

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The comprehensive master plan will repurpose two of the site’s existing 20th-century structures into a center for social justice activism surrounded by a radically re-greened campus courtesy of British landscape designers Harris Bugg

MVRDV unveils plans for a revamped BUFA campus in Berlin

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Studio 1, a 100-year-old building that has served as the set for several different important films, including Bob Fosse’s Oscar-winning 1972 classic Cabaret, will get a colorful curtain-clad makeover in addition to a new skylight and other “sensitive” interventions making the 7,000-square-foot facility a vibrant space for film screening, meetings, an…

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