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Info Box
Leipziger Platz 21
Berlin-Mitte
Germany

[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 Berlin—one 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 building’s roof.


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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.


 

 

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