Flakes Factory

Bremen
View towards river Weser
Visualization © SMAQ
Found Situation
Photo © Caspar Sessler
View from river Weser
Visualization © SMAQ
Elevation south-east
Drawing © SMAQ
Longitudinal section
Drawing © SMAQ
Cross section
Drawing © SMAQ
Elevation north-east
© SMAQ
Transformation of the found
Drawing © SMAQ
Loft Type S
Visualization © SMAQ
Loft Type M
Visualization © SMAQ
Loft Type L
Visualization © SMAQ
Structural model
Photo © Andreas Quednau
Visualization of transformed Flakes Factory at the fence of the contruction site
Photo © Hanns Joosten
Architects
SMAQ
Location
Bremen
Year
2025
Client
Überseeinsel GmbH
Team
Andreas Quednau, Sabine Müller, Anton Leibham, Sebastian Pitoni, Sebastian Delgado, Valentin Lepley-Schuhmann, Marius Schumann, Anna-Lena Wallner, Alexandre Berianidze
landscape architecture
Man Made Land
structural engineers
OP Engineers
building technologies
Hansa-Planung

Since Kellogg stopped production in Bremen, a new city quarter Überseeinsel has been created at the former production site between the Weser and Europahafen. Due to its presence on the banks of the river Weser, the Flakes Factory is an anchor point of the new city quarter that creates identity with new public uses, urban production and loft living.

The basic attitude towards the conversion of the former production building is appreciation of the diverse qualities and possibilities of the existing structure as well as its emotional significance for the locals. The structural substance is preserved as found as far as possible and transferred from there to a future with new spatial possibilities.

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