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.