The Hines real estate firm recently announced that renown architect Frank Gehry will design a 300-unit residential tower that the company will be building in the center of Berlin. The 492-foot tower, which resembles Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street tower in Manhattan, rotated in three sections of twisted cubes, is expected to be the tallest building in Berlin and the tallest residential building in Germany.
The experts came to the conclusion that Gehry Partners’ solution was the most compelling for this central location. The winning design convinced the jury with its sculptural interpretation, achieved by rotating a number of cubes that relate to many of the city’s focal points – in particular the neighboring Karl-Marx-Allee. With its exceptional form, the building develops a completely new architectural language.