Parc Colonnades, Potsdamer Platz

Giorgio Grassi; Schweger and Partner; Diener & Diener
2001




A row of H-shaped apartment buildings

These buildings, directly across from Sir Richard Rogers' huge and dramatic Daimler Office and Retail Building, separated only by a broad grassy space, are connected on the ground floor by a long arcade.
 
 

The head building at Potsdamer Platz by Schweger and Partner

According to Verlag, this dominant building "is intended to recall the forms of the pre-war building 'Haus Vaterland,' a famous place of entertainment in its days which was built in 1911/12 by Franz Schwechter. The glass facade reflects the glass steel architecture of the Sony skyscraper at Potsdamer Platz" (104).





Works Consulted or Quoted:
Rainer Haubrich et al. Berlin: The Architecture Guide. Braun Publishing, 2016. (German first edition, 2001)
Michael Imhof and Leon Krempel. Berlin. New Architecture: A Guide to the new Buildings from 1989 to today. Michael Imhof Verlag, 2012.



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