131 | Quartier Spielbudenplatz · competition, 1st Prizes for hotel / 3d entertainment building / gradient residential building, Hamburg, 2016-2020, BeL & NL Architects

 
  • status: competition. 1st Prizes for hotel, 3d entertainment building and gradient residential building
    program: multiuse - hotel, hostel, museum, retail, entertainment, subsidized and non-subsidized housing
    location: St. Pauli, Hamburg
    team BeL: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Christiane Schmidt, Alia Mortada, Julia Kaulen, Michel Kleinbrahm, Jonas Läufer, Wolfgang Zeh
    team NL: Kamiel Klaasse, Kirsten Hüsig, Laura Riano Lopez, Pieter Bannenberg, Guilia Pastore, Jasna Kajevic
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Cologne
    client: Bayerische Hausbau GmbH & Co. KG., Bezirksamt Hamburg Mitte
    date: August 2016

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130 | Körnerplatz · competition, 2nd Prize, Hannover, 2016, BeL & NL Architects

 
  • status: competition, 2nd Prize
    program: student housing, kindergarten, cafe
    location: Körnerplatz, Hannover
    team BeL: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Michel Kleinbrahm, Gina Rauschtenberger, Leonard Palm
    team NL: Kamiel Klaasse, Walter van Dijk, Pieter Bannenberg, Iwan Hameleers, Sarah Möller, Laura Riano Lopez, Alison McNeil, Jasna Kajevic, Pablo Baena Vega
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Köln
    energy consultant: Energiebüro von Stein, Jörg vom Stein, Dipl.-Physik-Ing.
    client: Gesellschaft für Bauen und Wohnen mbH - GBH
    date: July 2016

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125 | Euroforum · competition, Cologne, 2016

 
  • status: competition, special prize facade
    program: housing, workshops, retail
    location: Mülheim, Cologne
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Christiane Schmidt, Matthias Hoffmann, Michel Kleinbrahm, Gina Rauschtenberger, Leonard Palm, Wolfgang Zeh
    client: Euroforum Nord GmbH & Co. KG
    date: January 2016

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124 | Liebe deine Stadt pavilion · Cologne, 2015

 
  • status: completed
    program: pavilion for the campaign "Liebe deine Stadt - trotzdem! 2005-2015"
    by Merlin Bauer
    location: Willy-Millowitsch-Platz, Cologne
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Gina Rauschtenberger
    client: Merlin Bauer
    date: November 2015

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122 | NEUBAU · 15th Architecture Biennale, Venice, 2016

 
  • status: completed
    program: cities of assembly
    location: Arsenale, Venice
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Michel Kleinbrahm, Matthias Hoffmann, Christiane Schmidt, Gina Rauschtenberger, Leonard Palm, Mariel Kaiser-Crompton, Alia Mortada, Julia Kaulen, Wolfgang Zeh, Achim Nagel
    Roman Krükel, Paula Frasch, Jonas Läufer, Sofya Panova, Christian Kühnle, Moritz Dornseifer, Mihails Staluns, David Taffner, Yasemin Bulut, Stefanie Oßenkamp, Nicola Schmalt, Thomas Bohne, Philipp Kentgens, Laura Fuchs, Lara Fieguth, Norman Schroeder, Katja Göser, Judith Neyses, Amelie Kulassek, Sinam Hawro Yakoob, Kaja Gerstein, Johanna Willert, Valentin Lindenlauf, Henriette Riecke, Eva Neumann, Tom Walther, Jan Rothstein, Lavinia Hoeck, Nina Ismar, Ruslan Dimov, Tobias Fink, Anton Schwingen, Franz Klein-Wiele, Janina Pahlke
    Veit Landwehr, Tom May
    Jürgen Bernhardt, Edith Bernhardt, Peter Schomann, Guillaume Deforet, Bernhard Stratmann, Klaus-Dieter Münchhofen, James Roderick O'Donovan, Lilith Bernhardt
    with the support of: PRIMUS developments GmbH, Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, IBA Hamburg GmbH, Stadt München, Bauwelt Delmes Heitmann, Peter Behrens School of Arts, RWTH Aachen University, Preisser, Dow International, Schuckertz Modellbau, Bundesarchiv, Daniela Westphal-Reichow, Georg Westermann Verlag, Verlag Ernst Wasmuth
    client: la Biennale di Venezia
    date: May 2016

    NEUBAU - on Königsberger Straße and Aleppoer Weg

    Germany is an immigration country, in the metropolitan regions there is a housing shortage. By 2026 this shortage will amount to around four million affordable dwellings. In a large model NEUBAU shows four speculative self-build cities which represent a further development of the project Grundbau und Siedler that was implemented at the IBA in Hamburg. A comparison to the major reconstruction work after 1945 reveals similarities and differences over a period of ten years. We call the urban districts "city of assembly". They are co-productions; between the poles of self-determination and planning a wide variety of spaces is developed for community, production, trade, and private use. 50% of the residents have a migration background, these are districts for everyone.

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121 | Mauenheim · Cologne, 2015

 
  • status: idea competition "Zukunft Wohnen"
    program: densification of housing areas
    location: Mauenheim, Cologne
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Michel Kleinbrahm, Leonard Palm, Gina Rauschtenberger, Christiane Schmidt
    client: Stadt Köln, Wohnungs- und Baugenossenschaft Mieterschutz eG
    date: November 2015

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119 | T'Huis · publication contribution, Breda, 2015

 
  • status: contribution to "Building upon"
    program: fictional extension of an existing cafe by John Körmeling
    location: Breda, the Netherlands
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Matthias Hoffmann
    client: Architectura et Amicitia (Aeta)
    date: June 2015

    T'Huis in Breda by John Körneling is a beautiful building. It is a pavilion in the park, largely of glass with very delicate profiles and a very thin roof. You can enjoy coffee or tea on the terrace shaded by marquees. The marquees are red, like the terrace and the furniture, the artist uses a striking contrast, the park is greener seen from the red and thus more beautiful. T'Huis is proportioned using a golden ratio in ground plan and elevation. It is labeled with fluorescent letters, presenting the things offered here: ice cream, coffee, tea, sausage, cream and fries.
    The extension of T'Huis deals with the delicateness of the building. Any extension appears to be rude regarding the entity of the building's design. We know so many tea pavilions full of features: patio heaters or terrace glazing keeping smokers warm in winter; attached party tents opening after 5 o'clock for night use. Our extension also improves the functionality of the tea pavilion. It provides a small canopy and an additional door. The existing pavilion's toilet can now be used before or after the opening times of T'Huis. The door separating the cafè from the toilets is closed. Now a machine on the outside of the pavilion grants the entrance. The canopy is tall so that it is visible all around the park and labelled with the service (WC) found there.


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118 | Quartier Spielbudenplatz · urban design competition, 1st Prize, Hamburg-St.Pauli, 2015, BeL & NL Architects

 
  • status: competition, 1st Prize
    program: multiuse - housing, hotel, shopping, entertainment etc.
    location: St. Pauli, Hamburg
    team BeL: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Paula Frasch, Matthias Hoffmann, Conrad Kersting, Christiane Schmidt, Wolfgang Zeh
    team NL: Kamiel Klaasse, Kirsten Huesig, Barbora Hlavackova, Laura Riano Lopez, Laura Nazzari, Guilia Pastore
    client: Bayerische Hausbau GmbH & Co. KG, Bezirksamt Hamburg Mitte
    date: August 2015

    Esso Häuser
    On the site of the former Esso Häuser a new part of St. Pauli has to be constructed: a mix of residential, commercial, creative and neighborhood use.
    St. Pauli is a neighborhood of Hamburg known for its red-light district and for its coexistence of extremes. Der Kiez is a unique biotope that offers room for many sub-cultures, one of the rare strongholds in the resistance against Disneyfication.
    The tenants were struggling for years to save the Esso Häuser from demolition. After a forced eviction in December 2013, the protest's focus switched towards securing the return of tenants to a new building.
    Under the auspices of the so-called PlanBude an intense participation process with the citizens of St. Pauli has taken place. The results from this exceptional bottom-up process formed the basis for a competition among nine internationally renowned architectural firms to envision an urban plan for the now vacant plot of slightly over 6.000 m² on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg.

    St. Pauli Code
    The preliminary process involved over 2000 contributions by St. Pauli residents and others involved. The PlanBude, strategically located directly next to the building site, has unraveled the St. Pauli Code by conducting interviews, collecting ideas and opinions and by 'engineering' a number of innovative and artistic planning instruments. The use of clay for instance to model fantasies proofed to be a fruitful tool. To remain in proportion the density of the specific malleable substance was translated into a volume; all participants were given a lump that represented the exact required building mass. Simply brilliant.

    The St. Pauli code in short:
    1. Diversity instead of uniformity
    2. Small-scaledness
    3. Affordable instead expensive
    4. Originality and tolerance
    5. Appropriation and vitality
    6. Experiment and subculture
    7. Public space without consumerism

    Is it possible to safeguard (or even catalyze) the specific character of St. Pauli in anything new?

    Divercity
    The urban plan is based on a strategy of small parcels, ´Kleinteilig', in order to guarantee diversity. Specific residential typologies are organized in a range of coherent independent buildings. Within each building the units are simply stacked; the lack of internal complexity will keep the apartments affordable. Residents of similar lifestyle will share one building; the homogeneity within each building meets the heterogeneity of the entire complex on the streets.
    The front door is the interface between public and private. The number of doors determines the degree of mixture in the public domain: more doors means greater diversity and more potential interaction in the street. The street is the stage for public interaction. The resulting urban complexity is an instrument of tolerance.

    Realteilung
    The overall plot will be subdivided in four properties, assorted according to their usage. This so-called Realteilung is deployed both as a social and an economic tool. The hotel is placed along the always hectic public square called Spielbudenplatz, the subsidized housing along the more quiet Taubenstrasse and Kastanienallee and the rental and Co-op along Kastanienallee and the Quartierstrasse, the quintessence of the proposal: a new street.
    On the basis of the interactive placement of the diverse building types and the zoning regulations, a three dimensional and heterogeneous neighborhood comes into being. The so-called Abstandsflächen define the height of buildings relative to the neighbors: higher means further away. The derived dynamic perimeter block accommodates programmatic, social and formal diversity.
    Position, size and height of the blocks result from the negotiation between the different plots and the zoning rules. Unlike a strict master plan the proposed strategy allows for alternative layouts in the further development of the project. The participation process reaches another level in the realization phase.
    The higher buildings are forced to step back according to the 'distance law'. This creates a jagged, messy, vivid outline, a degree of plasticity that forms potential surface for appropriation.

    A new street
    The introduction of a new street between the Spielbudenplatz and Kastanienallee is an important tool in solving the required density and a way to provide access to the apartments. Without it some entrances inevitably should be placed in inner courts, creating an ambiguous public / private definition.
    The new street increases the public perimeter of the block: the entire surface will now be activated; an optimized interface with the city comes into being. The block opens up to St. Pauli. Communication with the city is understood as a specific quality of the St. Pauli code.
    The strategic surfaces of the 3D urban block that will increase the interaction are the new street, the ground floor, the roofs and firewalls.
    The new street introduces a room for activity. It does not offer more space for porn tourism and the notorious stag nights on the Reeperbahn; it is intended to cater for the neighborhood. It supports many functions: an innovations cluster including a Fablab and shared office spaces and music studios and rehearsal rooms and the 'Kogge', a café (a 'neighborhood anchor') combined with a budget hotel.
    Here the numerous sub-cultures of St. Pauli, young creatives, hotel guests, residents of the apartments, families living in the Baugruppen, elderly can all mix and mingle. This enlargement of the public space serves as a public living room, the street a stretched square.
    The numerous activities on the Spielbudenplatz often generate a lot of noise; the square is too loud for housing. The hotel and the specific bayonet shape of the street help reduce the noise levels in the Hinterland.

    Ground Floor
    The ground floor features 42 doors that provide access to a cocktail of functions and spark potential exchange with the city. The program is placed in alignment with the surroundings: entertainment and hospitality along the Spielbudenplatz (including several literally underground clubs and spaces for cinema, performances, theatre and discourse), local shops and workshops, residential and 'Kiezkultur' in the more quiet streets perpendicular to the Reeperbahn.

    Stadtbalkon
    A 'balcony' on the scale of the city was one of the specific desires of the locals involved in the planning process. The Stadtbalkon is facing the activities on the Spielbudenplatz and is connected to the street with two large stairs. It forms a canopy for the functions below and provides access to another 5 doors. It also serves as a platform for information and communication: a carrier for the typical advertisements, signs, images, wacky sculptures, slogans.

    The Roofs
    The roofs are flat and used either for public, collective or private use. It was a strong desire of the PlanBude to make the roofs accessible and part of city life. The usage is clustered: the tops are programmed commercially, socially or ecologically.
    Der Kiez (the Hood) will get a Basketball court, a playground and a sun terrace with a view on top of 3 blocks reserved for subsidized housing. These are accessible via a 'Baulücke', a gap in-between two of the apartment blocks. The hotel features a roof garden with sauna, a bar and pool. A publicly accessible Skate park including a climbing wall, outdoor theater and Pirate Ship are located on top of the St. Pauli Museum and the neighborhood-run hostel "Kogge". The roof of the Baugemeinschaft (cooperative construction venture / co-op) is designated to support allotment gardens for the residents. The condos are topped with green or green energy to improve the 'climate'.

    Firewall
    The Realteilung, the subdivision in properties, results in a number of firewalls. These blind walls are often perceived as negative. But not in St. Pauli; here they are deployed as dynamic urban actors. They function as communications surface (for ads or art), as flipped floor (access and sports) or habitat (for plants and animals). They offer creative appropriation through painting, graffiti, stickers… or inhabitation: green wall, bird or bat nests, bee-hives.

    Simple Plan
    The urban plan is build up from straightforward buildings, each a simple accumulation of similar dwellings. The buildings cater to relatively consistent groups, based on shared spatial necessities, perhaps with similar interests and demographic compositions. The small units share a gallery and a common outdoor living room, the Baugemeinschaft the allotment gardens and shared studio and community spaces, the apartments a great lobby, the senior home a nursing service, the duplexes a roof garden.
    The clustering optimizes the layout, structure, ducting, façade build up etc. and as such allows for affordable construction.
    The desired urban diversity emerges from the accumulation of the many small-scaled components.
    After years of sometimes vicious struggle St. Pauli will see the emergence of a truly site specific urban cluster that seems to meet the needs of local residents as well as the commercial investor. The collaboration between the Bayerische Hausbau, the local government and the local citizens has led to a proposal that seems to satisfy all parties involved.



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117 | Clouth · housing competition, Cologne, 2015

 
  • status: competition
    program: housing
    location: Clouth urban redevelopment, Nippes, Cologne
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Matthias Hoffmann, Christiane Schmidt, Wolfgang Zeh
    client: Wüstenrot Haus- und Städtebau GmbH
    date: May 2015

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111 | Raderthal · urban design competition, Cologne, 2014

 
  • status: competition
    program: housing
    location: Raderthalgürtel, Cologne
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Paula Frasch, Matthias Hoffmann, Christiane Schmidt
    client: PARETO GmbH
    date: September 2014

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107 | 7/8 house · prototype single family house, IBA Hamburg, 2014-2016

 
  • status: completion 2016
    program: prototype single family house
    location: Neugraben-Fischbek, Hamburg
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Matthias Hoffmann, Conrad Paul Kersting, Aaron Schirrmann, Christiane Schmidt
    client: IBA Hamburg
    date: April 2014

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103 | Briesestraße · conversion, Berlin, 2013

 
  • status: project
    program: low cost housing, conversion of a parking garage into housing
    location: Briesestraße, Berlin
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Matthias Hoffmann, Aaron Schirrmann, Christiane Schmidt, Wolfgang Zeh
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Köln
    client: Senatsbaudirektion Berlin, Stadt und Land Wohnungsbau-Gesellschaft, Berlin
    date: December 2013

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099 | AL29UC · conversion, Köln, 2014
 

  • status: cpmpleted
    program: conversion of a 29th floor penthouse into a photographer's office
    location: Cologne
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Conrad Kersting, Christiane Schmidt
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Köln
    client: private
    date: September 2014

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096 | Gumprechtstraße · conversion, Köln-Ehrenfeld, 2014
 

  • status: completed
    program: conversion of a landmark blacksmith workshop into a living/working space
    location: Ehrenfeld, Cologne
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Matthias Hoffmann
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Köln
    client: Bahar Bayrak and Harry Schmid
    date: June 2014

    Kölner Architekturpreis 2014, honourable mention

    Ehrenfeld is a quarter of Cologne where living and working are traditionally combined. Typical for this area are small workshops in the backyards of the street-front houses. In this project, one of these small industrial halls, a protected former blacksmith's workshop from 1902, is converted into a living and working space for a small family and their business.
    The bulding consists of a small two-story office house and a 10 by 25 m shed-roof hall. The relatively small rooms of the office house are converted into an intimate living area for the family with bedrooms and a central open kitchen. The big hall is used as a free open space that can be used for working and living. At special occasions it can be converted into a showroom for the company's products: bmx bikes.
    The protected building, which was in a very bad condition due to being out of use for decades, was completely restored in terms of structure, insulation and surfaces. Original and new architectonical elements and surfaces blend together and produce a timeless atmosphere neither old nor new.
    The main spatial intervention consists of cutting out a new patio out of the volume of the industrial hall. One space is converted into two: an interior and an exterior space.
    The interior space that used to have an almost claustrophobic atmosphere, the only connection to the outside being translucent skylights, is combined with an exterior space of light and air that can be used as an outdoor living room.
    The two spaces are connected via a big sliding door that can be opened over the full width of ten meters. Thus, the seperation of the rooms blurs in summer – living and working can take place inside and outside - whereas in winter you can watch the rain and snow fall into the patio from inside.

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093 | Loggiavelo · vehicle, Westphalia, 2012
 

  • status: competition - first Prize
    program: regional marketing stand
    location: various cities, Westphalia
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Matthias Hoffmann, Christiane Schmidt
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Köln
    client: Regionale - Märkte in Südwestfalen
    date: April 2012

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092 | NUK II · competition, Ljubljana, 2012
 

  • status: project
    program: New National and University Library
    location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Matthias Hoffmann, Wolfgang Zeh
    date: March 2012

    Library is a place of permanence and continuity. It is rooted in Roman remains. Its geometry is based on the universal orthogonal grid of Roman colonial planning. Yet it is a place of change, openness and progress. As a laboratory of knowledge it nurtures scholarship and community.
    Here time is no longer linear but becomes simultaneous. Library melts time into a single presence. There is no antagonism of old and new, no ideological compulsion to destroy and overcome. Whether we rest on the shoulders of giants or whether giants stand in our way, the future will know. Library pays tribute to the rich urban fabric of Ljubljana and complements Plecnik's city with humbleness. It balances between civic grandeur and modesty. To be the New National Library and yet one among many buildings Library is just slightly detached from the city block and almost stand-alone monument. Almost. Its distribution of building mass emphasizes Zoisova Street as an "University Boulevard" and adapts in scale towards French Revolution Square. Both entrances are marked with recesses and grand stairs. The gap between the city block and Library opens a pedestrian path to cross the courtyard. Access of vehicles for loading, handicapped, and restricted parking is also permitted here.
    Library expands the limits of typologies, it is an open plan building yet contains six distinguished public rooms. Free access shelves and restricted archive areas blend into a continuous space. Physically they are separated by glass walls. Horizontally the public rooms have no limits, the rooms are defined by their voids and their natural light.
    A structural system of waffle slabs supported on cores and cross-shaped columns allows large spans and a minimum of piled foundation. The impact on the archeological remains is minimized, the flexibility of the library space is maximized. Library is an open building, the Entrance level is a 24h zone. 5 reading rooms and the multifunctional hall are spread across the floors. They create zones of distinct character, each with individual spatial qualities. The user can retire to his place of choice. In the special collection he will be among Roman ruins, in the grand reading room underneath the sky. The multipurpose hall is situated on Level 0 and can be used independently from the library.
    Library is a place of presence and identity. It is a physical space, it has weight but is still floating. It defines space but stimulates interpretation. Library is multi-folded space.

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086 | Galileum · competition, Solingen, 2011
 

  • status:competition - 4th prize
    program: conversion of a gasometer into a planetarium
    location: Solingen
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Matthias Hoffmann, Wolfgang Zeh
    client: Galileum Solingen
    date: March 2011

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083 | Guest house · conversion project, St. Eloois Winkel, Belgium, 2011
 

  • status: conversion project
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Maike Basista, Wolfgang Zeh
    net floor area: 45 m2
    Client: Julie & Michel Vandenbroucke, Sint-Eloois Winkel, Belgium
    costs: 100.000 €
    date: July 2011

    The Guest House project is based on BeL's personal experience as guests as well as temporary inhabitants of the Vandenbroucke residence.
    Built fifteen years ago in the style of a fermette the residence has been dramatically renovated by 51N4E. Their radical transformation opens the conventional plan to a multitude of functional programs. Gutting the existing house and adding an exterior space enclosed by a steel wall, the boundaries of exterior and interior are blurred completely. Domesticity is taken to a new significance, the fluid spaces offer a multitude of interpretations. In its ambiguity the house is an architectural manifesto and a home at the same time. It is a spatial portrait of the residents, an open house, happily awaiting guests.
    With a guest program in mind particular functional limitations of the transformed residence become evident. Guests outside of the owner's personal realm intrude into to the latters intimacy and have demands for their own privacy themselves. Two essential architectural shortcomings emerge from this programmatic friction.
    The Guest House project enhances the functional performance of the house to meet the extra demands of a guest program. Additional space is generated within the existing building. The Guest House is not a detached or added annex but expands into the interior. It is extra space discovered inside of the building. It enables independence of individual users, supplying alternative spaces to be appropriated by guests and hosts.
    The Guest House is a miniature house hidden within the existing building. It's a parallel realm of complementary space waiting to be occupied by either guest or host. It offers a diversity of rooms in a spatial continuum. It is small in scale, yet a whole new universe. Searching for the remaining voids left by 51N4E's transformation, the Guest House exhausts the building's volumetric capacity. With a minimum of alterations it strives for a maximum of space, retrieving surplus volume to residential use.
    Challenging the visible and invisible thresholds of the occupants, the Guest House emphasizes their modes of dwelling and pushes the margins of cohabitation.

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081 | Kleines Haus Blau · conversion, Hürth, 2012
 

  • status: completed
    program: conversion and extension of a single-family house
    location: Hürth
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Wiebke Schlüter, Christiane Schmidt
    structural engineer: Fritz Münster, Frechen
    clients: Sirit and Dirk Breuer
    area:136 m2 plus 37 m2 attic
    costs: 230.000 €
    completion: May 2012

    LBS-Preis Das Goldene Haus 2013
    Houses of the Year 2013, Shortlist
    Kölner Architekturpreis 2014
    Architekturpreis NRW 2015

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079 | Gärtnerhof Overmeyer · organic farm, Seevetal, 2014, BeL & urban catalyst studio
 

  • status: completed
    program: organic farm with barn, stables, farmstead and farm shop
    location: Seevetal
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Klaus Overmeyer, Maike Basista, Matthias Hoffmann, Luc Knödler, Philipp Schläger, Christiane Schmidt, Wolfgang Zeh
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Köln
    area: 2000 m2, 10 ha
    clients: Kerstin & Uli Overmeyer, Seevetal
    costs: 2.000.000 €
    completion: March 2014

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074 | van Dyck · coffee roasters, Köln, 2010, BeL & nondesign
 

  • status: completed
    program: coffee roasters
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Wolfgang Zeh
    brand design: nondesign, Jörg Waschat
    costs: 150.000,- €
    net floor area: 185 m2
    completion: July 2010

    AIT-Award 2012

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072 | Grundbau und Siedler · self-build housing, IBA Hamburg, 2013
 

  • status: completed
    program: self-build housing
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Christiane Schmidt, Wolfgang Zeh, Leonard Wertgen, Fréderic Schnee
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Köln
    HVACR: Energie und Technik, Sittensen
    client: Primus AG
    gross floor area: 1.352 m2
    costs: 1.200.000 €, 830 €/m2 BGF
    completion: March 2013

    Deutscher Architekturpreis 2013, honorable mention
    Universal Design Award 2013 , Universal Design Consumer Favorite 2013

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    Grundbau und Siedler explores how lower income groups can be become home owners. This project was originally developed in the framework of the IBA Hamburg 2013 for the urban district of Wilhelmsburg. The dominant typology in this area is the allotment garden hut, in the 1970s large social housing complexes were also erected there. Although the theme of these developments was "urbanity through density", they are neither densely built nor do they succeed in producing any sense of urbanity. The project by BeL stretches the typology of the hut to multi-storey housing – a skeleton provides the basic frame, its different storeys can be individually filled out, spatially and over a period of time, by the residents themselves, employing self-build methods. The future home-owners buy a package consisting of a plot within a basic, concrete- built skeleton, all the building materials needed to develop their plot, and a handbook giving detailed instructions on all the steps necessary for the development work. In warmer climatic zones Le Corbusier's Domino House principle from 1914 has proved its value as a successful construction system for informal housing developments. Aashwa´i in Cairo, Polykatoikia in Athens, Gececondu in Istanbul, and Favela in Sao Paulo confirm the superiority of the Domino construction principle – and not just from the viewpoint of costs. It is a shelf that provides ideal conditions for a mix of functions; asurplus of space creates a flexible basis to be appropriated by future extensions, conversions and adaptations. The open basic structure allows flexibility over a long period of time. Applying the Domino principle in Germany today requires specialized materials and details in order to satisfy the demands made by highly developed postindustrial societies regarding comfort, economy and ecology. The Grundbau or skeleton has a single staircase serving three units on each floor, the structure is five-storeys high and offers twelve sites for settlers. Each of the upper four storeys has three units, whereas the ground floor contains the settlers' private workshops, car parking spaces, the public utilities connection room and the approach to the open staircase. The settlers acquire a complete kit of building components to erect a typical settler's house. This kit contains all the construction material. A detailed handbook describes the steps that they can carry out themselves, as well as indicating those areas of work that must be approved by a specialist. The organization of the floor plans is independent of the load-bearing structure and the neighbouring storeys. All versions of the typical floor plan in the settlers' kit address different housing needs (the number of persons, kind of life planned etc.) and changes of function over the course of time (a growing family, the advent of old age, change of user). A set of functionally neutral spaces is offered with an abundant number of doors. Consequently, the users can employ whatever function they wish. All the rooms are connected to each other; each room has openings to its neighbours. The large number of doors allows the rooms to be grouped as required. For instance: one family may want a large bathroom with a view, whereas another may use this room as a child's bedroom. Each dwelling has two service shafts that are positioned at the intersection of the partition walls and can serve three rooms. The settlers decide what the rooms will be used for. Flexibility results from use and not through adaptation. Functionally indeterminate spaces in a floor plan without corridors require the settlers to interpret and conquer their own space. In the 1:50 scale configuration model (contained in the building kit) the settlers can examine which ways of using the spaces work best for them. Those who wish so can ignore the recommendations and the material offered in the building kit and can improvise. Settlers can reject the guidelines within their own plot, everyone has the right to make their own mistakes and improvements. The Grundbau contains everything needed to build and operate a unit; the settlers can use the workshop spaces on the ground floor from day one and can run their own construction site from there. The Grundbau has railings making scaffolding unnecessary, the settlers can carry out their work from the 70-cm wide strip of balcony.

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070 | Big Plate · competition, Oslo, Norway, 2009
 

  • status: competition
    program: National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design at Vestbanen
    Location: Oslo, Norway
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Kristina Eickmeier, Wolfgang Zeh
    gross floor area: 36.000 m2
    client: Statsbygg, Oslo
    date: June 2009

    Vestbanen is a void waiting to be charged. The modest size of the remaining landmarked station buildings is as absurdly disproportional to the scale of the site as it is to the importance of the National Museum.
    To incorporate the large building masses into this delicate context, museum and office functions are assigned to two separate volumes. They share the same urban density but can be developed and realized individually.
    The museum is a horizontal slab, the office building a diverse vertical volume. Both typologies are derived from the immediate physical and historical context. Both pay tribute to the neighbouring urban fabric and the landmarked station buildings.
    Assimilating to the scale of the station buildings in height, the museum fosters the dignity of the landmarks without dwarfing them. Its magnitude as a National Museum is developed in plane. Its vast footprint stems from the typologies of shipyards as well as train stations. It is modest in height but exuberant in plane. The new museum occupies the entire site, there is no figure – ground relationship. There is no museum object but an all- embracing museum volume. The expansive footprint invigorates the existing public exteriors. There is an abundance of public space in the context. Triangular sculpture gardens charge the existing public spaces in front of the museum entrances.
    The National Museum will stimulate intense urban density on the site. All public functions are at ground level. The public permeates into the museum through the open ground floor façade.
    The flatness of the new museum is horizontal monumentality. It is a deep space illuminated by controlled natural light. The friendly gallery maze is an open system to be appropiated by the public in time.
    A universal enfilade system provides total flexibility and unlimited but controlled access. The low hierachy of the spaces fosters incidental use and self-determination.
    The Lofted Archive is an indestructible container. It serves as a machine to preserve the cultural achievements of a society, which need to be stored and maintained. Its serviced by functional cores and illuminated by light shafts. It's a heavy-duty workspace, forklift accessible.

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068 | Radstation · competition, Mülheim an der Ruhr, 2009
 

  • status: competition - honorable mention
    program: bicycle stand and kiosk
    Location: Mülheim an der Ruhr
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Sebastian Haufe, Philipp Schneider, Wolfgang Zeh
    gross floor area: 90 m2
    costs: 120.000 €
    client: Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr
    date: May 2009

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063 | Kö-Bogen · urban design competition, Düsseldorf, 2008 · BeL & Heide & von Beckerath
 

  • status: urban design competition
    program: city center redevelopment
    architecture: BeL & Heide & von Beckerath & Locodrom Landschaftsarchitekten
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Jan Derveaux, Verena von Beckerath, Tim Heide, Wolfgang Zeh, Phillip Schneider
    client: Stadt Düsseldorf
    date: December 2008

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061 | Eisenachstraße · conversion, Köln, 2009
 

  • status: completed
    program: conversion of a terrace house
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Wiebke Schlüter, Wolfgang Zeh
    net floor area: 150 m2
    client N.N.
    costs: 150.000 €
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Köln
    date: May 2009

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058 | Das Bauhaus kommt aus Weimar· exhibition design, Weimar, 2009 · BeL & Meyer Voggenreiter Projekte
 

  • status: completed
    program: exhibition design
    location: Neues Museum, Bauhaus Museum, Goethe Museum, Schiller Museum, Weimar
    architecture: BeL & meyer voggenreiter projekte
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Adria Daraban, Claudia Hoffmann, Philipp Schneider, Meyer Voggenreiter, Wolfgang Zeh
    graphic design exibition, catalogue, internet: Goldwiege, Weimar
    graphic design panorama Bauhaus museum: Are We Designer, Köln
    net floor area: 3.400 m2
    client: Klassik Stiftung Weimar
    date: April 2009

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053 | Start-Up Garage · competition, Essen, 2008 · BeL & Sascha Glasl
 

  • status: project
    program: flexible working spaces
    architecture: BeL & Sascha Glasl
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Sascha Glasl
    gross floor area: 221 m2
    costs: 30.000,- € + sponsoring
    client: Entwicklungs-Gesellschaft Zeche Zollverein Essen
    date: September 2007

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052 | Costeras · ccompetition, Sardinia, Italy, 2008 · BeL & Büro für Konstruktivismus
 

  • status: competition
    architecture: BeL & Büro für Konstruktivismus
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Sandra Bartoli, Silvan Linden, Adria Daraban
    client: Regione Autonoma della Sardegna
    date: September 2007

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051 | ISO · adaptable trade-fair-system, 2009
 

  • status: completed
    program: adaptable trade-fair-system
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Adria Daraban, Max Schoeneich, Wolfgang Zeh
    gross floor area: 3 - 200 m2
    client: FRABA AG
    date: 2009 - 2014

    Evolving from DIN display system ISO provides improved flexibility, rapid assembly time and minimized payload. Presented on a worldwide campaign the ISO universal system has to comply with numerous international standards.
    ISO is nomadic architecture, it features lightweight elements, easy to carry and easy to assemble. Traditionally fabric is used to create shelters, ISO deploys a curtain/carpet made of customized injection moulded polycarbonate snap-on tiles.
    ISO is a non-spatial concept. The elements can be applied in an infinite number of configurations on a multiplicity of trade fair lots. The possible organisational patterns are based on rules of proximity. Depending on the specific context the client can choose from a large array of possible set ups.
    Iso is an attempt on nothingness. The spatial presence of the individual objects is reduced to the bare structural necessities. In an almost tribal simplicity illumination is provided by lampposts. Tables and chairs have an intermediate height between chairs and bar stools to allow informal communication.
    The grandeur of ISO's delicateness is a remedy to the barren environment of trade fairs. ISO is a satisfactory combination of austerity and pomp.

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045 | Sparda Bank · competition, Bonn, 2007
 

  • status: competition
    program: bank company
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Thomas Schneider
    gross floor area: 1.034 m2
    costs: 2.648.632,00 €
    client: Sparda-Bank West
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Köln
    date: January 2007

    The scheme is based on Edward T. Halls theory of proxemics, a study on the individual's need for personal space. To guarantee privacy within an open space, confidential conversations need to be protected by minimum distances.
    The proposal embraces the conflicting requirements of openness and privacy and encourages customers to ascend to the upper floors.
    A low-ceilinged Rustico welcomes the customer on street level. The ground floor is open to the public 24 hours a day and houses several ATMs. During business hours an extra-wide spiral staircase opens to a spacious Piano Nobile.
    The structural system of the building consists of 13 slim columns and 5 waffle floor slabs. A service core contains ATMs, a staircase and an elevator.
    Due to the cooperative heritage of the Sparda Bank the project indulges in humbleness.

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043 | CNL · competition, Prague, Czech Republic, 2006
 

  • status: competition
    Program: Czech National Library
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Eveline Jürgens, Thomas Schneider, Lynn Kukelies
    net floor area: 53.826 m2
    client: National Library of the Czech Republic, Prague
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Cologne
    date: September 2006

    The building of the New National Library marks the western edge of Letenská plain. Even though building mass is added to the area, the wide and open terrain is preserved as a multifunctional urban space. Corresponding to the monumental dimensions of the urban context the New National Library rests as a simplistic volume on the extended gravel surface of Letenská plain. Oriented parallel to the open area the building has a square footprint of 97,20m based on an 8,10 m square grid. To the North, an open plaza provides the main entrance for pedestrians. To the east, the library café - that also serves as an entrance - features a terrace looking onto the infinite gravel surface of Letenská plain.
    The New National Library is a hybrid typology between utilitarian functionality and public grandeur.
    60% of the floor area is solely used as storage space,only 20% of the floor area is open to the public. The presence of 10 million books creates a monumentality by shear number, similar to baroque libraries, where visitors and employees are completely surrounded by books. With generic typologies such as supermarkets as a model the scheme juxtaposes the programmatic necessities of separating magazine and public spaces with the baroque approach of universal presence. The enormous size and complexity of a National Library reflects into simplistic spatial matrix.
    In plan the 97,20 m deep open space is structured by supportive cylinders and voids in the floor. The voids connect spatially to the lower floors, which are mainly used as magazine spaces. The cylinders also provide controlled natural light through circular patios. 4 cores contain vertical communication, fire escapes, public and freight elevators with car capacity. Upper floors have 6,75 m clearance, lower floors 2,33 m. The neutrality of the system allows for a wide array of possible layouts. Essentially the ground floor contains public services, the first floor reading rooms, the second floor administration and public services. Restaurant and auditorium are also on the second floor.
    Each upper floor is accompanied by a secondary lower floor (inverted mezzanine) that provides storage space for the public.

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037 | FRABA · production plant, Slubice, Poland, 2006
 

  • status: completed
    program: production plant
    location: Slubice, Poland
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Eveline Jürgens
    net floor area: 2069 m2
    net volume: 9310 m3
    costs: 1.200.000,- €
    client: FRABA Sp. z o.o, Slubice, Polen
    structural engineering and site supervision: ARUP Warzaw

    Balthasar Neumann Preis 2007 shortlist
    As a non-hierarchical, uniformed, infinite and flexible space FRABA Sp. z o.o. is a metageneric production plant.
    FRABA produces electronic components for the automation industry in a non-automated manufacturing process. The products are handassembled in small series. The assembly consists of tables, shelves and trolleys. The project FRABA Sp. z o.o. is a manufacturing facility proto-type for an automation components company.
    On a tight gross budget of 580€/m2 a model for future expan-sions around the globe is developed. The design reacts to location specific construction and logistic conditions for each site.
    In Poland there is a sufficient supply of timber at considerable low costs compared to the conventional steel structure. The global steel market is overheated by Chinese demands, combined with the affordable labour cost in Poland, a lightweight timber structure becomes reasonable.
    The structural system consists of a 52m diameter 60°solid web beam grid. It rests on 19 17cm diameter stressed steel tube columns with a clear span of 9,70m. The shell is made of prefabricated insulated plywood elements, 14% of the roof is covered with triangular skylight domes. The top surface is aluminium coated bituminous roofing membrane. Gross floor area is 2069 m2 with an overall clearance of 4,5m. The building has mechanical and conditioned ventilation, Skylights are specifically designed for perfect daylight assembly conditions and avoid heat gains during the summer.
    The circle is an optimized box. In comparison to a rectangular building of the same size it has less surface and less volume. Additionally to energetic savings it allows to save up to 13 % in construction material. The triangular grid minimizes the construction material while offering a maximum of possible layout variations. The dimension of the triangular grid is adapted to the needs of the company. In terms of layout the triangular grid offers much more flexibility than the orthogonal one. It is optimised for the customer's production process as well as for possible future uses.

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035 | Kaufhaus Breuer · conversion, Eschweiler, 2006
 

  • status: completed
    program: conversion of a department store into apartments and offices
    location: Grabenstraße 38, 52249 Eschweiler
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Eveline Jürgens, Thomas Schneider
    net floor area: 1.465 m2
    costs: 1.200.000 €
    client: Anna Maria und Andrea Breuer, Köln
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Köln
    HVACR: energieplan, Köln
    date: June 2006

    Eschweiler Architekturpreis 2007
    BDA Preis Aachen 2007
    Architekturpreis NRW Auszeichnung 2007
    NRW wohnt! Wohnen an ungewöhnlichen Orten Preis 2008
    Deutscher Bauherrenpreis 2009
    BDA Preis Nike für besonderes soziales Engagement, Shortlist

    After the conversions of the 1950s department store into a modern residential and commercial building the only remaining retail spaces were located on the ground floor. The first floor is home to a public recreational room where children whose parents are shopping can be cared for by senior citizens; this space can also be reconfigured to form an office or a surgery. The target groups for the two residential floors are elderly and handicapped people who live in the city and wish to enjoy the advantages of barrier-free living without outside help.
    In the second and third floors there are eight apartments in all, which can be used individually or as a residential cooperative. In order to retain the openness of the former department store, the floor plans are divided only by the addition of core sanitary cells and moveable wall elements. Each apartment has a fully-glazed inner courtyard. The composite thermal insulation system, necessary to keep energy levels low, includes a newly developed light-plaster, which responds to sunlight with the aid of inset glass beads.

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026 | Walden · installation, Düsseldorf, 2004
 

  • status: completed, temporary installation
    location: Waage Orte eV., Düsseldorf
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser
    costs: 150 €
    client: Orte e.V.
    date: 25.6. - 7.7 2004

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013 | Rationator · single family house, Overath, 2003
 

  • status: completed
    program: single family house
    location: Overath
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Sascha Glasl, Eveline Jürgens
    net floor area: 200 m2
    costs: 250.000 €
    client: Jan und Beata Ruppert, Dortmund
    structural engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt, Köln
    date: May 2004

    www.rationator.org

    Overath is a small town on the frontier of Cologne's suburbia. Rationator is a detached house for a family with 3 children.
    Sited on a stretched building plot along the bank of the Agger River, the house is threatened by floods up to 2,5 m above ground level. Thus the design anticipates possible flooding with a choice of flood resistant materials and construction techniques.
    The clients represent the typical family who dream of their own house, but have a limited budget. Rationator acknowledges this predisposition with a choice of communication strategies and profound typological exercises.

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008 | under the pavement - the beach· urban intervention, Köln, 2003, BeL & Merlin E. Bauer
 

  • status: completed
    program: urban intervention
    location: various urban spaces in Cologne
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser, Merlin E. Bauer
    costs: 4.000 €
    date: since summer 2002

    Kölner Architekturpreis 2003 – urban intervention

    www.am-strand.org

    Under the Pavement the Beach is a paradigmatic utilization of public space.
    Aimed to resurrect the urban realm from the decay of civic culture Under the Pavement the Beach uses public space for temporary gatherings.
    An array of hosts pick locations for specific instant programs, the mobile Strandbox unit provides the necessary infrastructure including coolboxes, a pirate radio transmitter, luggage space for dishes, etc.

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005 | DIN · adaptable trade-fair-system, 2003
 

  • status: completed
    program: trade-fair stand
    location: various fairs
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser
    net floor area: 60 m2
    costs: 73.500 €
    date: April 2003 – April 2009

    Bauweltpreis 2003, recognition

    DIN transforms the client's 2-dimensional Corporate Identity into 3-dimensional space.
    DIN questions and celebrates German engineering as a "white hole" of sublime emptiness.
    Obsessive compliance to the DIN stationary system generates a surreal Wagnerian totality.
    Subtle ambiguities of scale and texture reveal inconsistencies of the assumed perfection.
    Wall, floor and ceiling consist of solid surface material, furniture is made of PU-foam.
    Hyperbolic commitment to the presumably perfect order reveals the fragility of certainty.
    Overweight managers lower their massive bodies onto the delicate chairs.
    The apparent minimalistic space is charged with a multitude of possible readings. The real physical space of DIN appears to be an inhabitable computer rendering.

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004 | perimeter city · competition, Jarfälla, Sweden, 2001
 

  • status: project
    program: low cost housing
    location: Jarfälla, Sweden
    team: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Jörg Leeser
    date: January 2001

    The site is a typical Scandinavian landscape preserved by the oldest Swedish Airport.
    Traditional Swedish farms blur the threshold between cultivated and uncultivated terrain.
    Old Swedish Farms incorporate the seasonal climates into specific architectural elements.
    Each dwelling has its own personal panorama created through the circular lots.
    Half paved dirt roads allow circulation of pedestrians and access traffic.
    A non-hierarchical distribution creates a hybrid landscape condition of scattered dwellings.
    Multi-use appliances adapt to the seasonal program.
    In winter use the functions contract to a minimum program of interiority.
    In summer use the functions expand to a maximum program of exteriorty.

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