We reject the standard operating procedure for a student dormitory. Too often they are bland, cramped, uncomfortable, and uninteresting, with crappy particle board furniture and throwaway excuses for common spaces.

In partnership with the Council on International Educational Exchange, Macro Sea has turned a stunning old factory in the Kreuzberg area of Berlin into a new paradigm of the study abroad experience. Students will live and learn in an inspiring, creatively-designed space that respects the life-changing experience that is the semester (or year, or three weeks) abroad.

PARTNER, CONCEPT, DESIGN + DIRECTION:
David Belt, Macro Sea, Executive Director

LEAD DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT:
Ofer Ohad, Macro Sea, Executive Vice President of Development

LEGAL OVERSIGHT + PROJECT DEVELOPMENT:
Rebecca Birmingham, Macro Sea, Creative Director + General Counsel

DESIGN ARCHITECT, INTERIOR DESIGN & FURNITURE DESIGN:
Nicko Elliott, Macro Sea, Design Director & Stephanie Hemshrot, Macro Sea, Project Manager

OPERATOR:
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
Ofer Ohad, DBI, Managing Partner & Thomas Schwab, Asset Vision Partner, Managing Principal

EXECUTIVE ARCHITECT:
Architektengemeinschaft Fehr GmbH

EXECUTIVE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:
HOFF Büro für Garten und Landschaftsarchitektur

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Chris Mosier