Axel Springer Media Center, Berlin

On Zimmerstrasse, a street that previously separated East from West Berlin, OMA designs a modern and vibrant workspace for Axel Springer Media Company. The building contains a large central atrium dedicated to creative and collaborative work, especially in the context of digital innovation. It will be one of the largest open spaces in Europe.

Axel Springer Media Center, BerlinThe future HQ of the multimedia group Axel Springer AG
will be located on the historic site of the former Berlin Wall.
Axel Springer Media Center, BerlinOMA created a concept to expand the Berlin headquarters of multimedia firm Axel Springer AG into an office space with interconnected terraces around a huge central atrium (the digital valley).
Axel Springer Media Center, BerlinProject rendering of the approximately 25 metre-high atrium for the future Berlin headquarters of the multimedia firm Axel Springer AG.


Locatie   Berlin, Germany.

Bouwkosten   180 million €.

Periode   Competition: 2013. Design: 2014-2015. Construction: 2015-2018. Opening: 2019.

Opdrachtgever   Axel Springer AG.

Architect(en)   Rem Koolhaas, OMA, Rotterdam.

Capaciteit   All the facilities of the eleven-storey building will be distributed across interconnected terraces around a 25-metre high atrium. The latter will be the key component around which 25 000 m² of office units will accommodate 3 500 employees. Apart from these units, the building will contain a ground floor lobby with event spaces, a meeting bridge, a roof top bar with a pool, a kindergarten, media rooms, TV broadcasting studios (N24), and the Axel Springer Akademie. Approximate total gross floor area 82 000 m².

Gebruik   The building will create additional space for the company‚Äôs growing business divisions, particularly its digital departments.

Werkzaamheden   The mission is to create comfortable room acoustic conditions throughout the building, including in the atrium and in the open plan offices, where suitable speech intelligibility, privacy and sound levels are required in order to offer the best working conditions.

Adviseur(s)   Eckhard Kahle, Thomas Wulfrank and Juan Óscar García Gómez, Kahle Acoustics. In collaboration with KNP Building Physics and Transsolar for building acoustics and thermal insulation.

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