frank gehry chosen to complete residential tower in berlin
frank gehry chosen to complete residential tower in berlin
feb 03, 2014

frank gehry chosen to complete residential tower in berlin

frank gehry chosen to complete residential tower in berlin
image courtesy of hines




gehry partners has been chosen ahead of proposals from david adjaye and david chipperfield, to complete a residential tower in central berlin. located in the mitte district of the german capital, the 300-unit structure will be developed by international real estate firm hines. standing at a height of 150 meters, the tower will become the tallest building in berlin, and the tallest residential development in germany. the scheme offers 46,450 square meters of floor space, which will contain apartments and penthouses, in addition to a new hotel.


gehry’s sculptural interpretation of the brief proved to be the most compelling for the judging panel, with a number of cubes oriented to face the city’s focal points. the jury was enthusiastic about the harmonious design of the elevations and the stone used for the building’s façades.


‘gehry’s design is strong in visual expression and introduces an unusually eccentric, new pattern for this location. nevertheless, the façade radiates agreeable tranquility. in addition, the design blends well with the neighborhood and conveys all aspects of metropolitan living’, commented regula lüscher, senate building director.

  • great as allways

    shuki levi says:
  • why wont people learn. these buildings are crap. leak. over budget. terrible to take care of. just google and find out all the people who sue gehry.

    when will people learn that architecture is not ONLY sculptural. sculptural elements come with reaction to context, site, program, and your finesse to handle these variables and and interpret the dialogue into an architectural concept and form. gehry is no more than an overpriced hack. “sculpture” is NOT a concept. schools need to stop teaching this.

    boomer says:
  • p.s.; Boomer; I was personally involved in a project that Gehry designed in Beverly Hills and I don’t have the time to speak of the ridiculous design errors in the building. It was a penthouse that was added to an existing 3 story apartment building and Leak was its middle name – all the way down to the main floor of the 2 story structure that was added on top. Absolute silliness. It would be an interesting study to look closely at the development of his career. He actually told me on site at this soon to be leaking project that he had put a fresh asphalt floor in the kitchen of one of his projects but they ended up needing to redo it when the owner’s heals were found to sink into the floor.
    Unbelievable, and said to me as though they had just put in a bulb with the wrong wattage. His clients let him get away with this,
    The Disney sucks.

    Ron Smith says:

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