Bikini Berlin by SAQ Reinvents a Modernist German Landmark

By: Jana Pijak - Jun 27, 2014
References: saq.eu & frameweb
Located in the heart of former West Berlin, Bikini Berlin by SAQ reinvents the site's previous building ensemble known as Bikinihaus. The aged structure was an icon of "optimistic post-war modernism" and has received a much-needed update from designer Frederik Vaes and his SAQ team.

The updated Bikini Berlin complex is made up of the five interconnected buildings that house a high-rise office building, a cinema, a hotel and a parking garage.

The building's north face also features a rooftop terrace that boasts a panoramic view of Berlin's Zoological Garden and Tiergarten park.

In addition to work and residential spaces, the complex also features a concept mall that houses a series of small retail spaces. These spaces are home to local brands and designers rather than larger-scale chain retailers.