The architect Frank Gehry and his architectural practice Gehry Partners, LLP won the competition for the new skyscraper in Berlin, Germany which was commissioned by the Hines international real estate firm.
The project will have 150 meters in height and it will be located on the Alexanderplatz public square in the Mitte district, close to the Berliner Fernsehturm which is the tallest structure in Germany (the Berlin TV Tower with a height of 368 meters).
Spreading over 39 floors, the building will contain 300 apartments, a hotel, a spa and restaurants with a construction cost of 250 million Euros. The stone façade and strong eccentric pattern will make it become a landmark in the area while also offering a tranquil tone that integrates well with the neighborhood comprised of Soviet-style buildings. The politicians hope that the building will act as an impulse to change the aesthetic of the area in a positive manner similar to the Guggenheim Museum.
The project is planned to begin construction in 2015 and is expected to be completed in 2017.