The new building for the Federal Ministry of the Interior in Berlin, which meets the highest security requirements, is being built on the Moabiter Werder in the immediate vicinity of the government quarter.
In an international two-phase competition, the jury decided in favour of the building consisting of three "Zs" of different heights by the Berlin architects Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Architekten.
The concise ground plan and the staggering of the building volumes respond to the irregular layout of the site, the movement of the city railway and the adjoining urban spaces. They divide the large building mass into individual recognizable volumes that react to the scale of the surrounding spaces. A sequence of squares, courtyards and atriums shapes the way through the building. The city square is the main entrance for employees and visitors.