At· a ceremony today, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Axel Springer’s publishing building, the media company officially launched the plan for their new Berlin project designed by OMA.
OMA won the competition for Axel Springer’s new building in 2014. The brief asked for a new space to house Axel Springer’s growing business divisions and digital offers, while reflecting a modern working environment.
Located on the site of the former Linden park, opposite the existing Axel Springer headquarters on Zimmerstrasse, the building will be able to accommodate 3500 employees. The design features a 30-meter-high atrium, with 3-d façade elements, which runs diagonally through the center of the building. A park will be built on the roof, replacing the original. Both will be accessible to the public.
The project is led by Rem Koolhaas, Chris van Duijn, and Katrin Betschinger.