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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

VOLT Berlin in Germany by J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

 
May 20th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten has been named the winner of the invited competition for Volt Berlin, a new concept for a location for shopping and urban experience near Berlin’s Alexanderplatz. The experience cluster is a fusion concept combining a multi-brand store, various experiential offerings, events, and a hotel, and is directed towards adventurous visitors with a focus on a smart urban lifestyle.

Image Courtesy ©  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy © J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

  • Architects:  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten
  • Project: VOLT Berlin
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Software used: ArchiCad and Rhino, Maya.
  • Competition Team: Christoph Emenlauer, Simon Kassner, Bart van den Hoven, Mehrdad Mashaie, Mael Kang, Paul Angelier, Julien Sarale
  • Client: TKN Real Estate Solutions AG in cooperationwith Jochen Schweizer Projects AG
  • Fire Security Consultant: KLW Ingenieure GmbH
  • Structural Engineer: Knippers Helbig GmbH
  • Building Service Engineer: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
  • CostPlanning: Jablonka Sieber Partner Architekten
  • Engineering Consultant, Escalatorsand Elevators: Lüsebrink Ingenieure VBI
  • Total Floor Area: approx. 29.500 m2
  • Retail Space: approx. 13.000 m2
  • Gastronomy: approx. 2.000 m2
  • Hotel: approx. 7.500 m2

Image Courtesy ©  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy © J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

The large urban building complex is organized according to its various usages in several smaller boxes that are placed in an uneven grid. 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. 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. 

Image Courtesy ©  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy © J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy ©  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy © J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy ©  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy © J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy ©  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy © J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy ©  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy © J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy ©  J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

Image Courtesy © J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten

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Categories: ArchiCAD, Hotel, Maya, Mixed use, Rhino, shopping center, Stores

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