Sony Center

Construction of a complex of offices, apartments, hotels and leisure spheres at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin/Germany. Werner Sobek’s scope of services comprised the design and engineering of all special structures, such as numerous glass walls (up to 60 m wide and 20 m high), screenwalls, integration of a protected historical building into a larger building complex with a free span of 20 m etc.

Architecture
Jahn, Chicago/USA

Planning time
1995 − 1999

Construction time
1997 − 2000

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of facades and special structures (WP 1 − 8 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

GFA
132,500 m²

Client
Sony Corporation, Tishman Speyer, Properties Deutschland, Berlin/Germany

Photography
H.G. Esch, Hennef/Germany
Engelhardt u. Sellin, Aschau/Germany

Awards
Preis des Deutschen Stahlbaus 2002

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