Leipziger Platz, Berlin, Germany

Leipziger Platz, Berlin

© Ulrich Schwarz

Leipziger Platz, Berlin

© Ulrich Schwarz

A building complex consisting of three office and commercial buildings completes the south-western corner of the famous octagon of Leipziger Platz in Berlin-Mitte. As a result of the war and the course of the border strip during the inner German division, all that remained of the former square was a wasteland. Our proposal was selected amongst international competition, convincing the jury by taking the typology and appearance of historic Berlin commercial buildings and translating it into a contemporary architectural language. A gate house at the front of the ensemble underlines the project’s significance as the entrance to Leipziger Platz.

Leipziger Platz, Berlin

© Ulrich Schwarz

Leipziger Platz, Berlin

© Ulrich Schwarz

Leipziger Platz, Berlin

© Ivan Nemec

Leipziger Platz, Berlin

© Ulrich Schwarz

Leipziger Platz, Berlin

© Ulrich Schwarz

Leipziger Platz, Berlin

© Ulrich Schwarz

Competition

2001, 1st prize

Construction time / duration

2001 - 2006

Project type

Office Building, Commercial Building, Residential

Client

Sony/Württembergische Lebensversicherung

Architects

Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Architekten

Planning experts

Project management:
Drees und Sommer AG, Berlin

Structural planning:
LAP Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner Beratende Ingnieure VBI GmbH, Berlin

Building services:
Jaeger, Mornhinweg + Partner, JMP Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Stuttgart

Façade planning:
a..t..f Petar Reich Martina Walpi GbR, Frankfurt am Main

Landscape design:
Vogt  Landschaftsarchitekten AG, Zürich

Artwork:
James Carpenter Design, New York

Technical data

Cubature / Volume: 119.000 m³

Gross Floor area: 27.100 m²

Net Floor area: 16.500 m²

Residential Units: 18

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