German developer Bewocon has released plans for a 150-metre skyscraper in Berlin, which could become the tallest building in the city. Designed by architecture firm Ortner & Ortner, this building was originally proposed in 1994 as part of a larger master plan for Berlin. After multiple adjustments and discussions regarding the proposal, the tower now has support from the local government. Bewocon filed a planning application in June of 2016 for the project with the hope that permission will be granted to them to allow construction to begin in September. If everything goes according to plan, the building will be completed in 2019.
The building, known as Alexander Berlin’s Capital Tower, is located on Alexanderstrasse just minutes away from the iconic 368-metre television tower, Berliner Fernsehturm. The skyscraper will house 475 apartment units across 39 storeys, with a fitness and wellness centre, a cinema, terraces with beautiful Berlin views, six floors of shops and offices, and an underground car park. Many of these luxury apartments will be marketed to UK buyers, and the developers will soon be launching a website to that end, in partnership with a British luxury agent. Since Britain — particularly London — is a hub for multinational investors, British customers make up a significant portion Berlin property buyers.
The tower is divided into three visually distinct cubic volumes with rectangular corner slices cut out of the sides, sitting atop a simpler five-storey podium. The grey building is fitted with window panelling all along its length and has green spaces on each of the cutout terraces providing views of the city below.
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