Urban Living – Fair & Square
Directly across from Deutscher Dom. On one of the prettiest squares in Europe. Between Friedrichstrasse and Gendarmenmarkt. A truly large and magnificent quarter for more than 3,000 people. Where Berlin's international crowd congregates. From “old school” to “new economy.” Between art and commerce, bars and offices, gyms and delicatessen, you can feel the city's heartbeat in Mitte.
Staging the Square
Midway through the 1990s, Quartier 205 Stadtmitte was developed according to plans by Oswald Mathias Ungers. Following a strict geometric pattern, it connects Friedrichstrasse and Gendarmenmarkt. From the floor plan to the façade, and all the way to the custom furniture made for the lobby – the low-key elegance of the square defines the quarter's discrete character. It is suave down to the choice of materials: French lime sandstone and architectural bronze pick up on the hues of the Deutsche Dom edifice directly across.
Tower of Klythie, John Chamberlain
The Tower of Klythie, consisting of many colorful and chrome-plated layers of pressed car body parts, was built in 1994/1995. The installation was created by the artist John Chamberlain, born in the USA in 1927, especially for the Quartier 205 Stadtmitte and corresponds perfectly with the cubist architecture of Oswald Mathias Ungers. The tower is located in the atrium of the mall and, with its 11 meters and flower hood, rises from the basement between the escalators to the sky.
John Chamberlain, Tower of Klythie, 1996 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020.
Mural #811, Sol LeWitt
Solomon (Sol) LeWitt’s murals are colorful and dominated by curved
Lines. This also applies to the wall drawing in Quartier 205 Stadtmitte.
The wall drawing is located in the entrance area of the
supermarket on the basement. The so- called
pioneer of minimalism, born in Connecticut in 1928, shows us in this work
the relationship between art and space in such a colorful way
that it is refreshing and calming at the same time.
Wall Drawing #811: On three walls, irregular wavy color bands (1996)
Sol Le Witt, Wandzeichnung, 1996 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020.
Facts & Figures
Prof. Oswald Mathias Ungers
Type of construction
reinforced concrete structure with curtain wall façade in French natural limestone and architectural bronze profiles
Number of floors
13 floors overall, thereof 9 above ground and 4 below ground
Underground car park
around 480 parking spots on 2 levels
to Quartier 206 and Galeries Lafayette
manned 24/7 and regular security guard on duty around the clock
of entranceways/emergency exits
|Gross lettable area||c. 52,000 sqm|
|Office||c. 32,500 sqm|
|Retail/gastronomy||c. 10,000 sqm|
|Gym||c. 5,000 sqm|
|Residential||c. 2,800 sqm|
|Storage||c. 1,700 sqm|