A vision becoming a reality for Estrel Tower, Berlin
Following 10 years of planning, the vision for Estrel Tower is becoming a reality. The 176-metre-tall Estrel Tower will have 45 floors and a total of 77,500 square metres, with 525 hotel rooms and serviced apartments; 9,000 square metres of state-of-the-art offices and coworking spaces; 2,000 square metres of additional event space in the tower’s base; and an entire floor devoted to fitness and wellness.
The atrium will be filled with bright natural light and greenery, and will house a local bakery, as well as a gallery and start-up incubator. The overall concept is rounded out by a public park and recreation area on the banks of the canal. A playground has been included in construction plans to encourage exchange between the tower’s visitors and residents.
Sustainability was a key focus in the planning of the Estrel Tower from the start. As designed by architecture firm Barkow Leibinger, the building’s exterior features custom aluminum fins that were built according to the sun’s position with respect to the site. The result is the building’s natural cooling effect in the warmer months. Regionally sourced wood and recycled materials will be used for the interior fittings, and more than half of the available parking spots will be reserved for bicycles. The grounds will be planted with wildflowers, creating a biotope for diverse animal species.
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