In the next years Alexanderplatz in Berlin could attend a big change with the construction of these skyscrapers and residential towers:
Alexander A. Tower by Ortner & Ortner
Russian developer MonArch AG, one of Moscow’s largest building groups, plans to construct the Alexander A Tower, a sleek glass-and-steel skyscraper that will measure at least 490ft high. The development will comprise 14,000 sq metres of residential apartments, 5,000 sq metres of retail space and 3,500 sq metres of offices, according to the design plan by Ortner & Ortner.
Alexanderplatz Residential Tower by Frank Gehry
An apartment block, 150m high, designed by the architect Frank Gehry, will be built by the American developer Hines next to the “Die Mitte” shopping centre. Nevertheless, this project has not yet commenced since the Berliner Verkehrbetriebe (transport company in Berlin) fear that the metro tunnel (U5 line) will not support the weight of the building.
Close to where the future Hines tower will be, next to the Alexa shopping centre, the investor MonArch will build another apartment building whose works will be able to start in the coming year since they already have planning permission. The completion date for this residential building is anticipated for the end of 2018.
Estrel Tower by Barkow Leibinger
One of the new buildings, planned for 2018, will be the impressive Estrel Tower, an extension of the hotel of the same name, more than 176m tall, that will accommodate 800 luxury rooms, as well as offering incredible views of Neukölln and the rest of the city. The skyscraper will be situated opposite the prestigious Estrel Hotel in Sonnenallee, the biggest hotel in Germany with 1125 rooms, property of Ekkehard Streletzki.
The building will be characterized by its resplendent façade that will reflect the waters of the Neukölln canal and by its triangular form. This is a building that will compete in height with other buildings of the city, only overtaken by the iconic Fernsehturm (television tower), located close to Alexanderplatz, and that, next to other construction projects in the same area, will change the horizon of the city. It is worth mentioning that the television tower of Berlin is the highest building in Germany with a height of 368m.
The Speelmanns project by Christian Speelmanns
A building of 150m in height, situated between the famous Hotel Park Inn and the Saturn building, that provides the perfect solution for a long debate on the location of the Library. The design by the architect Christian Speelmanns presents a principal seven storey building, an apartment tower, a panoramic bar and well-being facilities. However, currently it is just a design, as Speelmanns waits to be able to “negotiate” his construction. Source by Simply Luxury Homes.