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Mecidal Centre

Refurbishment and Reconstruction of three listed buildings in Potsdam, Germany

Three listed buildings have been joined to form one building with a reorganised access from the courtyard. The raised ground floor level is now accessible for wheelchair users through a sequence of flat ramps. This also benefits families with prams.

The medical centre comprises a pharmacy and 4 retail units at ground floor and up to four medical practises on the 4 upper levels.

Working closely with the heritage authorities some of the original façade detail could be recreated, based on historic photography. During the nineties an additional floor had been added to the corner building. We decided to pull the roof back down, without losing lettable area on the inside, to improve the proportions of the building and undo an addition that was hugely disliked by the heritage authorities.

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