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  3. J. Mayer H. Wins Competition to Design Berlin "Experience Center"

J. Mayer H. Wins Competition to Design Berlin "Experience Center"

J. Mayer H. Wins Competition to Design Berlin "Experience Center"
J. Mayer H. Wins Competition to Design Berlin "Experience Center", © J. Mayer H.
© J. Mayer H.

J. Mayer H. has won an invited competition to design “Volt Berlin,” a new “shopping and urban experience” center near Berlin’s Alexanderplatz. The winning scheme offers a variety of experiential offerings, including multi-brand shopping, an indoor skydiving and event space, and a 7,500 square meter hotel, all within a single cubed complex whose organization is based off an uneven grid.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alexanderplatz, 10178 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Jürgen Mayer H.
  • Competition Team

    Christoph Emenlauer, Simon Kassner, Bart van den Hoven, Mehrdad Mashaie, Mael Kang, Paul Angelier, Julien Sarale
  • Area

    29500.0 sqm
  • Client

    TKN Real Estate Solutions AG, Jochen Schweizer Projects AG
  • Fire Security Consultant

    KLW Ingenieure GmbH
  • Structural Engineer

    Knippers Helbig GmbH
  • Building Service Engineer

    Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
  • Cost Planning

    Jablonka Sieber Partner Architekten
  • Engineering Consultant, Escalators and Elevators

    Lüsebrink Ingenieure VBI
  • Retail Space

    13,000 m2
  • Gastronomy

    2,000 m2
  • Hotel

    7,500 m2
Entrance. Image © J. Mayer H.
Entrance. Image © J. Mayer H.
© J. Mayer H.
© J. Mayer H.

“One particularly striking aspect of the design is the luminous horizontal glazed line that runs like a tension fissure all the way through the building,” described J. Mayer H. “This intermediate space, located at the level of the train viaduct, will host the center’s most important attractions: indoor-skydiving and a surf wave. This energy line will exude into the urban space around the center, while Berlin and the immediate area around Alexanderplatz will always be present as a location and a backdrop.”

Elevation. Image © J. Mayer H.
Elevation. Image © J. Mayer H.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "J. Mayer H. Wins Competition to Design Berlin "Experience Center"" 13 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/505983/j-mayer-h-wins-competition-to-design-berlin-experience-center/> ISSN 0719-8884
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