United States Embassy, Berlin*
In returning the new US Embassy in Berlin to its pre-World War II location adjacent to the historic Brandenburg Gate, Gruen Associates served as a key member of the competition team and Technical Architect for the project design by Moore Ruble Yudell. Located in the heart of the City’s historic and civic core, the project addresses security challenges while complying with the City’s strict urban design standards on a compact site. The 161,000-SF project (15,000 SM) provides a focal point for the US presence in Germany and meets the needs of the users by providing flexible and comfortable office space, an internal courtyard garden, and sustainable features such as green roofs and daylight-filled spaces. The US Embassy opened in July 2008.
* Gruen Associates is the Executive Architect.