High-Rise Residential Tower Berlin, Alexanderplatz Building, German Skyscraper Design

Alexanderplatz Tower Berlin

Germany’s Tallest Apartment Building design by Gehry Partners, LLP

11 + 10 Feb 2014

High-Rise Residential Tower Berlin

Residential Building in Berlin by Frank Gehry

Design: Gehry Partners, LLP

A design by Frank Gehry will be used for a building on Berlin’s Alexanderplatz that will be Germany’s tallest apartment tower, reports Bloomberg.

Alexanderplatz Tower Berlin
image : Gehry Partners, LLP

The 39-floor property will have a height of 150 m (490 ft) and contain about 300 apartments, a hotel and a spa, Hines said today in a statement. The Houston-based developer plans to spend as much as 250 million euros ($340 million) on the project, which is due to start in 2015.

Alexanderplatz Tower Berlin
image : Gehry Partners, LLP

“Berlin is becoming more of an international metropolis and this project is a sign of that,” Regula Luescher, Berlin’s Senate building director, said in an interview after a briefing to announce the plan. “This building will be a landmark.”

Alexanderplatz Tower Berlin
image : Gehry Partners, LLP

Alexanderplatz is a square surrounded by Soviet-style office blocks and one of Berlin’s most famous structures, the needle-like Fernsehturm television tower. It’s also the setting for Berlin Alexanderplatz, a 15-hour film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Gehry’s cream-colored, stone-clad building will turn on its axis at the top 12 stories with four connected towers in a design that Luescher and the developer likened to a cloverleaf.

Alexanderplatz Tower Berlin
image : Gehry Partners, LLP

Gehry’s tower will overtake the 140-meter tall Colonia Tower in Cologne, currently Germany’s tallest residential skyscraper, according to Hines.

Alexanderplatz Tower Berlin images / information from Gehry Partners, LLP

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Alexanderplatz Building

Alexanderplatz Tower

Location: Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany, western Europe

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Cube Berlin building
photo © Adam Mørk
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photo © Adrian Welc

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H10 Berlin
photo : Hagemeister

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