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Volt Berlin by J. Mayer H.

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J. MAYER H. 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.

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

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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.

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