“Sunrise” Monumental mural design BERLIN


The contracting owner of this building in East Berlin was constantly plagued by vacancies in its stock of social housing. The uniform and production line constructions of the Marzahn district made it unattractive, leading to an increasing number of empty flats. That is why, during thermal refurbishment works, and following the success of the “Flower Tower” design produced by CitéCréation, a new and exemplary monumental mural design operation was performed in consultation with the district’s inhabitants to embellish what is known as a “plattenbaum” tower.


Reinventing a tower to promote pride and beauty

You know, the tower has become a landmark for many of Marzahn’s inhabitants because these beautiful colours are like a ray of sunlight in the gloom surrounding the other buildings in the district. From now on I’m going to use the Sunrise Tower as my address for visitors.
Siegrid Ehlke


Contracting owner : Friedenshort eG
Place : « Sunrise » – Berlin (Marzhan) / Germany.
Contracting owner : Friedenshort eG
Place : « Sunrise » – Berlin (Marzhan) / Germany.
Contracting owner : Friedenshort eG
Place : « Sunrise » – Berlin (Marzhan) / Germany.

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The point of departure

The following question is often asked when considering a thermal refurbishment: how is it possible to instil a feeling of belonging and create something original at the same time?
The concept resulting from this long reflection was the production of the first tower painted with a colour gradation changing from orange to blue, demanding real technical and artistic prowess since it was necessary to make the lines vanish between the colours.

The result

Expectations were more than satisfied thanks to the skill of the wall painters, the fidelity of the colours supplied by the paint manufacturer and the strong encouragement of the tenants.
The innovation of the “Sunrise Tower” attracted much attention from the media and it has become a reference in this part of East Berlin.

The actors of the project

  • Contracting owner: Friedenshort eG.
  • Project manager: Bau consulting BBP.
  • Partner: STO.

Budget et Technique

Cost of the monumental mural design project:

  • Consultation / Design / Production of the complete covering of the tower.
  • €150 K ex. tax*.

The property in figures:

  • 120 dwellings (1 building).
  • 250 tenants.
  • Timetable for the refurbishment: 6 months.

Technical characteristics of the painted facades:

  • STO ETI system.

*Excluding scaffolding, surface preparation, team facilities, site office with access to water and living expenses.