Conceived by Moritz Gruppe and designed by internationally acclaimed architects, LAVA, THE:SQUARE³ is a new mixed use development inspired by sport that revitalises a unique urban quarter in Berlin, located near the Olympic sports centre, Europe’s largest urban nature reserve and just nine minutes from Alexanderplatz.
THE:SQUARE³ will offer quality living, nature and sports amenities all in one place. It will include three mixed-use towers as well as three blocks that will regenerate this beautiful yet underdeveloped area. This sustainable development project includes hotels, a health centre, a kindergarten, a nursing home, 400 apartments, offices, a sports-themed shopping centre and restaurants. For the benefit of local residents, the mix of commercial, cultural and residential facilities will greatly improve the area.
THE:SQUARE³ is one of four projects shortlisted in the Futura category in the prestigious 2013 MIPIM real estate awards – winners announced on 14 March, 2013. You can vote before 11 March here
Description by LAVA:
THE:SQUARE³ is a mixed use development, close to Berlin’s centre and Europe’s largest urban nature reserve and the Olympics training centre, by Moritz Gruppe.
THE:SQUARE³ is Life, Nature, Sport:
1. LIFE: A multifunctional urban plan includes all the essentials for a high-quality and healthy urban existence for locals, workers and visitors, successfully answering the demands of a contemporary, quality lifestyle.
2. NATURE: Green characterises three blocks containing apartments, retail space, a kindergarten and social services. Residents will enjoy diagonally shaped spaces, green roof-scapes with cascading balconies, integrated garden courtyards, and overlook playing fields. Hanging plant-filled facades are articulated according to building orientation.
3. SPORT: Rising above a sport ‘podium’ are three towers of varying heights with Olympic themed metallic facades of gold, silver and bronze. Each is tapered to maximise sunlight, views and ventilation. Offices, apartments, a medical and research centre, sports education facilities, a sports hotel and a shopping mall, encircle a green piazza.