Info-Box

Berlin, 1994 – 1995
Cultural buildings

The commission for the Info-Box was the result of an invited competition in 1994. The aim was to design a building which would reflect the worldwide interest in the building activities on Potsdamer Platz of recently re-united Berlin.

The box was concise and easily identifiable, hovering on stilts above the surrounding chaos. This was at the time the largest construction site in Europe. It was a simple yet powerful gesture. In October 1995 the Info-Box opened and in a very short time attracted a large audience, welcoming its fourth millionth visitor in February 1998.

In January 2001, the temporary Info-box was disassembled according to the initial decision.

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Technical details:

Client: Baustellenlogistik Potsdamer Platz
Typology: Cultural buildings
Project architect: Till Schneider, Michael Schumacher
Project manager: Michael Schumacher, Kristin Dirschl
Procurement documentation: Competition
Service phases (HOAI): 1-9
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