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Gehry’s 150 Meter Skyscraper Will Become Berlin’s Tallest

By: Tiffany - Published: • References: archdaily & dezeen
Architecture and design firm Gehry Partners won over eight other shortlisted companies, including David Chipperfield Architects and Adjaye Associations, to design and construct a 150-meter residential tower for Hines, an international real estate firm.

Frank Gehry of Gehry Partners has won the competition to design a building that will become the tallest standing skyscraper in Berlin. The structure’s exterior is a distorted and seemingly random assortment of cuboids, set to be located between Friedrichshain, Hackescher Markt and Berlin-Mitte.

“Gehry’s design is strong in visual expression and introduces an unusually eccentric, new pattern for this location. Nevertheless, the facade radiates agreeable tranquility,” says the director of Berlin’s urban development department Regula Lüscher.

The building will comprise of 300 apartment units and a hotel. Through incorporating residential space with luxurious accommodations for out-of-town visitors, Gehry demonstrates what it means to live in a metropolitan and its local residents. Stats for Distorted Cuboid Skyscrapers Trending: This Year & Popular
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