Magazine

15. November 2023 | Magazine #11

A model of diversity

When Berlin’s new main station opened in 2006, it received a lukewarm reception from the press. The Neue Zürcher Zeitung wrote, “Railway passengers will in future arrive at one of the most disconcerting places in Berlin. The new station is located in the heart of the city and yet a no man’s land.” The online publication Baunetz called the surrounding area a “dusty wasteland,” and the daily paper Süddeutsche Zeitung noted that, “there is nothing at all out there.” Continue reading

14. February 2022 | Magazine #9

“Architecture is better than its reputation!” by Ulf Meyer

Europacity will be the first impression of Berlin for millions of visitors and is therefore an important calling card,” explain the planners from the Cologne-based architectural firm ASTOC. They were the winners of the competition for the urbanisation of the former freight station area and have a prominent track record, demonstrated in their designs for Hamburg’s HafenCity. … Continue reading

19. January 2022 | Magazine #9

Beautiful squares and boulevards are crucial for this vibrant city

Regula Lüscher walks purposefully towards the small group. On this October day, she meets with some of Europacity’s investors on Washington platz, beside the central railway station, for our magazine. It is already autumn, but the sun is still shining in a relatively cloudless sky, so much so that several tourists can be seen relaxing on the terraces of the numerous cafés. This is how the gateway to the federal capital is meant to look when travellers alight from trains and catch their first glimpse of the city while gazing towards the government district. … Continue reading