Two concrete towers rise into the sky in an old industrial area in the former East Berlin in Germany. They were made for graphite production during DDR, and for many years after the Berlin Wall fell, they stood as a ruin. Until a studio decided to change the narrative of the place they now call San Gimignano Lichtenberg.

In the video, two of the five collaborative partners from the studio (b+), Jolene Lee and Olaf Grawert tell how they see their practice as architects to be more about reusing, transforming, cross-collaborations, and working through different formats instead of demolishing and building new.

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