Brookfield Properties has unveiled plans for an extensive redesign of Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, aiming to create a green, pedestrian-friendly quarter by 2025.
Brookfield Properties is working closely with Berlin's Mitte district on the planning, which involves 4,3 hectares of urban space and 17 large urban blocks.
The plans aim to open up the streets, alleys, and squares, and to improve the quality of the space to match the surroundings of the iconic Potsdamer Platz, creating accessible space for local residents, workers, and visitors.
‘We have an ambitious vision for Potsdamer Platz,’ commented Karl L. Wambach, executive vice president Europe at Brookfield Properties. ‘We want to open up Potsdamer Platz and create a greener space for socializing, public events, and greater all-day use. We envision the entire area around Potsdamer Platz as more energetic, more attractive and a richer experience for the community, workers, and visitors that use it. Together with the architectural and urban-planning firms of Schulze+Grassov and Behnisch Architekten, we look forward to transforming this space.’