[Please note that the
pictures and text here are from 1998-9 when the Potsdamer Platz was under
construction, and the Info Box is no longer in place.]
The red pavilion was designed by Schneider
und Schumacher as a temporary structure to provide information about, and a viewing
station for, the construction around Potsdamer Platz.
It is intended that the building will remain in
place until 2005. Its provisionary nature is expressed by its visual lightness (it stands
eight meters above the ground on irregularly-placed steel tubes), but also by an
exuberance not commonly seen in Berlinone supposes that its bright red color was
approved because it will not be around for so long.
Inside the Info Box are a number of exhibition
spaces, a book and gift store, and a number of large windows which frame views toward the
construction site at Potsdamer Platz. The exhibits inside provide an excellent orientation
to the construction being undertaken in Berlin. For a small fee, visitors can climb a
scissor stair to an observation deck on the buildings roof.
Jay Berman 1999
How to visit
The pictures and text here are
from 1998-9 when the Potsdamer Platz was under construction, and the Info
Box is no longer in place.