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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Berlin, Berlin (state), Germanyen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1993-2000 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorJahn, Helmuten_US
dc.creatorMurphy Jahnen_US
dc.date1993-2000en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-24T15:05:58Z
dc.date.available2013-12-24T15:05:58Z
dc.date.issued1993-2000en_US
dc.identifier243547en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2724en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/152175
dc.descriptionStructure of the Forum canopy (glass, steel and textile sails), overall view up to center king post; A Sony-sponsored building complex located at the Potsdamer Platz, which after the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) presented a largely empty 60 hectares site; an attractive central location for development. Multiple mixed-use buildings share a central area covered by an enormous circular canopy structure, the "Forum". The complex includes the Forum, and a 103 metre tall, glass office tower; it also integrates the historic Emperor’s Hall (Kaisersaal) and parts of the former Hotel Esplanade. In 1996 the Emperor's Hall was translocated by the means of air cushions by 75 meters to today's location. Construction of the roof began in fall of 1998 and the completion lasted more than two years. At its highest point, the roof measures up to 67 meters above the Forum and has a free span of 102 meters length on the main axis and 77 meters length on the ancillary axis. The average translucence is at 50%. The textile sails consist of self-cleaning, teflon-coated fabric. More than 5,250 square meters are spanned. About 520 tons of steel were used for the ring beam and 100 tons for the king post. The impressive roof consists of 105 tons of safety glass, which is 16 mm thick and spans over 3,500 square meters. Source: Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz [website]; http://www.sonycenter.de/en/ (accessed 7/12/2013)en_US
dc.format.mediumglass; steel; teflon-coated fabricen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectbusiness, commerce and tradeen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectCity planningen_US
dc.subjectRestoration and conservationen_US
dc.subjectarchitectural reuseen_US
dc.subjectTwenty-first centuryen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.titleSony Center, Berlinen_US
dc.title.alternativeSony Center am Potsdamer Platzen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-G-B-SC-A19en_US
vra.culturalContextGermanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypemixed-use developmenten_US
vra.worktypecondominium (built work)en_US
vra.worktypeshopping arcadeen_US
dc.contributor.displayHelmut Jahn (American architect, born 1940); Murphy Jahn (American architectural firm, established 1981)en_US


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