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Sony Center

Sony Center
Sony Center
Sony Center displays a "cyberpunk corporate urban (futuristic)" aesthetic.[1]
General information
Town or city Berlin
Country Germany
Design and construction
Architect

Helmut Jahn

Peter Walker (landscape architect)
Architecture firm PWP Landscape Architecture
Structural engineer Ove Arup & Partners
Website
Sony Center Official Site (EN)
Central forum of the Sony Center
Sony Center outside

The Sony Center is a JAHN designed Sony-sponsored building complex located at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany. It opened in 2000 and houses Sony's European headquarters.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Attractions 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

The site was originally a bustling city centre in the early 20th century. Most of the buildings were destroyed or damaged during Corpus Sireo and an affiliate of The John Buck Company .[2]

Attractions

Sony Center contains a mix of shops, restaurants, a conference centre, hotel rooms, luxurious rented suites and condominiums, offices, art and film museums, cinemas, an IMAX theater, a Legoland Discovery Centre, and a "Sony Style" store. Free Wi-Fi connections are available for all visitors. During major sports events like the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the centre also had a large television screen on which the games were broadcast to viewers sitting in the large open area in the middle.

The Sony Center is located near the Berlin Potsdamer Platz railway station, which can be accessed on foot. A large shopping centre is nearby, as are many hotels, the Deutsche Bahn central offices, and an office building featuring the fastest lift in Europe.

References

  1. ^  
  2. ^ Berlin's Sony Center Sells for Bargain Price | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 28.02.2008

External links

  • Sony Center Official Site (EN)
  • Sony Center Official Site (DE)

The glass ceiling at Sony Center, Berlin
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