The new Alexanderplatz
One City two Centres
25 years ago, great plans were made for Alexanderplatz. Thirteen high-rises were to mark the historic centre of Berlin according to Hans Kollhoff‘s master plan and turn Alexanderplatz into a worthy metropolitan square – the plans were on hold for a long time, but now things are getting underway; three new high-rises are already under construction.
But buildings of the formerly unloved GDR modernism are also experiencing a new appreciation. The multi-layered House of Statistics, saved by committed citizens, and the Pressehaus with its rotating advertising drum and large-scale artwork are being restored. The tour introduces the history of the square, the famous train station and the current above-ground developments of architecture and urban development at Alexanderplatz.
Berlin Capital Tower (under construction) Ortner & Ortner Baukunst
High-rise plot D1 (under construction) Sauerbruch Hutton
Kaufhof addition (under construction) Kleihues + Kleihues
House of Statistics Manfred Hörner I Peter Senf I Joachim Härter I Koop5
House of the Teacher and Congress Hall Hermann Henselmann
TV Tower Hermann Henselmann I Fritz Dieter I Günter Franke I Gerhard Kosel
House of Travel Roland Korn I Johannes Brieske I Roland Steiger
House of the Press Karl-Ernst Swora I Rainer Hanslik I Gerhard Voss I Waldemar Seifert und Günter Derdau
Podium gmp Architekten
Duration approx. 2.5 h