Haus Postplatz, Dresden

Clinker brick  Postplatz HS” (hand-finished) 
4.000 m2  Clinker brick-covered surface

42.2

Haus Postplatz, Dresden

Clinker brick  Postplatz HS” (hand-finished) 
4.000 m2  Clinker brick-covered surface

42.2

Block edge construction with a stand-alone character

Historical and modern architecture come together at the Postplatz square in the centre of the art & culture city of Dresden. Numerous new residential and commercial projects are being developed as part of a redesign of the square. The Haus Postplatz is a new landmark. The cubature and structure of this stand-alone building, which was designed by the architects Tchoban Voss, is in harmony with the surrounding buildings. The look and feel of the Hagemeister “Postplatz HS” clinker brick ensures liveliness through its appearance and feel. 

The redesign the south side of Postplatz gave rise to a six-storey stand-alone building with an additional staggered storey and two basement storeys, based on a design by Tchoban Voss Architects. The block-like edge construction is clearly structured tectonically and encloses a green inner courtyard that lies above the roof area of the second storey. “The design expression is influenced by classical urban business and residential building models, reinforced by appropriate detailing and the vividness of the façade. From an urban planning standpoint, the rounded corners of the building towards the Postplatz create a stand-alone building that defines the space,” explains project architect Jörg Rudloff from the office responsible for the design. The classically bricked, rounded corners of the building on the Postplatz and Mitte Marienstraße allow the structure to flow smoothly into the streets.  

The architects opted for the Hagemeister “Postplatz HS” sorting, specially developed for this property. It shimmers in a colour spectrum that ranges from greyish-white to beige, and a smoky charcoal effect lends it nuance. This surface texture with a hand-finished appearance and the partially granulated coal fire accents give the brick in the façade a lively and multi-layered appearance. Jörg Rudloff knows all about the advantages of design with clinker brick: “Even just pure surface of the brick is pleasant, both visually and to the touch. The clinker brick flows almost effortlessly over the rounded corners of the building, which were intentionally created with urban planning in mind. In addition, it is visually impressive when viewed from a distance and becomes more opulent when viewed up close.” 

The use of clinker brick is limited to the façades of the block edge facing the side of the street. A white plastered façade was realised towards the inner courtyard, which is harmoniously subordinate to the clinker brick. Other materials used, such as aluminium for the window frames, match the look of the clinker brick façade. The ground floor and 1st upper floor are visually merged by two-story window elements to form an elevated floor, characterised by regular pillars and façade openings. The windows of the four-storey punctuated façade above are arranged in pairs.

»The pure surface of the brick is already pleasant, both visually and to the touch. The clinker brick flows almost effortlessly over the rounded corners of the building. In addition, it is visually impressive when viewed from a distance and becomes more opulent when viewed up close

Jörg Rudloff, Tchoban Voss Architekten BDA, Dresden

Project data

Haus Postplatz, Dresden

Architecture

Tchoban Voss Architekten BDA, Dresden

Project architect

Jörg Rudloff

Owner

FAY Projects GmbH, Mannheim

Clinker brick

 Postplatz HS” (hand-finished) 

Format

ModF (290 x 90 x 52 mm)

Photos

© Florian Selig, Michael Moser

 "Postplatz HS" (hand-finished) 

Architectural context

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