Facts and Figures

Numbers, Data and Facts on Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz, the premium city quarter in the middle of Berlin, was opened on 2nd October 1998. It comprises 17 buildings, ten streets and two squares. Besides offices and apartments, this quarter boasts two hotels, a cinema, three theatres, one casino, two night clubs, health centres, a shopping mall with 130 specialist shops as well as 50 restaurants, bars and cafés – more than 480 national and international companies have their branches here. The connected underground car park provides parking for more than 2,000 vehicles. Up to 100,000 visitors come to Potsdamer Platz every day.

Chronology

DaimlerChrysler AG (formerly Daimler-Benz AG chooses the Berlin location as Headquarters of DaimlerChrysler Services AG (formerly debis): Spring 1989
Beginning of real estate negotiations with the Berlin Senate: Late Summer 1989
Sales contract: 16 July 1990
Urban design competition: 04 October 1991
Architecture competition DaimlerChrysler (formerly Daimler-Benz AG): 03/04 September 1992
Groundbreaking ceremony: 11 October 1993
Laying of the foundation stone: 29 October 1994
Topping out ceremony: 26 October 1996
DaimlerChrysler Services (formerly debis) moves in: 24 October 1997
Opening of entire Potsdamer Platz area: 02 October 1998

Architects

Renzo Piano (master plan), Genoa
Christoph Kohlbecker (master plan), Gaggenau
Richard Rogers, London
Prof. Hans Kollhoff, Berlin
José Rafael Moneo, Madrid
Arata Isozaki, Tokyo
Ulrike Lauber & Wolfgang Wöhr, Munich

Logistics Data for the Potsdamer Platz Project

Excavated earth: 2.3 million metric tons
Ready-mixed concrete: 549,000 m³
Delivered materials and supplies: 388,000 metric tons

Certificates

District Certificate:
DGNB Silver 2011 (DGNB Certificate New Urban District)
One of the first urban districts to be awarded
Certified 13 years after opening
Especially high scores in Environmental/Economic quality
Building Certificate:
DGNB Gold 2013 for EICHHORNSTRAßE 3
DGNB Gold 2013 for Potsdamer Strasse 7

Individual Usage

Hotels

Grand Hyatt Berlin:
342 rooms and 16 suites
9 function rooms, including a
ballroom for ca. 700 people and a
863 m² spa and fitness area including
indoor swimming pool (15.5 x 5m) on the hotel roof with sun terrace
Vox Restaurant with open kitchen and sushi
mesa Restaurant with German specialties
Vox Bar with over 240 whiskey labels and live music

The Mandala:
169 suites
600 m² spa and fitness area

Entertainment

CinemaxX-Kino:
3,500 seats, 19 theatres
Musical Theater:
1800 seats
Casino:
11,000 m² (four floors of high and low stake games with 13 poker tables, 7 roulette tables, 4 blackjack tables, and 350 gaming machines)
Theater in the Casino:
600 seats
Bluemax Theater:
600 seats
E4 Berlin:
1200 m² (event location on three floors, total capacity up to 1200 guests)
Adagio Nightclub:
1500 m² (total capacity ca. 1000 people, 350 seats)
Panorama Punkt:
Europe’s fastest lift (8.5m /second)
Reach height of 90.15 m in only 20 seconds
Exhibition, Observation Platform,
Glass-enclosed Panorama Café with Sun Terrace, wheelchair accessible
Can be leased for events (20 to 500 people)
Shopping Arcades Potsdamer Platz:
three floors and 40,000 m² sales floor space with
130 shops, service providers, restaurants and cafés: Saturn, Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc O’Polo, Mandarina Duck and Hugendubel books.
Transportation and Infrastructure

Public Transport

German Railway (Deutsche Bahn):
Intercity Railway Station Potsdamer Platz
Rapid Transit Train (S-Bahn):
Potsdamer Platz Station (lines S1, S2 and S25)
Underground (U-Bahn):
Underground stations Potsdamer Platz and
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Park (line U2)
Bus:
Lines 200, 347, M41, M48, M85, N2

Parking

2150 spaces in underground car park

Quartier Management:

PPMG Potsdamer Platz Management GmbH
Subsidiary of the ECE, Berlin

Landlord:

Immobilien & Mobilien Potsdamer Platz Verwaltungs GmbH

Foto Credit: Vincent Mosch