AEG’s Mercedes Platz Berlin Tops Out

Some 16 months after cutting the first sod, the four building complexes in front of Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena, the so-called Mercedes Platz, have reached their final height.

From left: Dr. Carsten Oder (chairman of the executive board of Mercedes-Benz Cars distribution in Germany), Michael Kötter (vice president real Estate & development AEG), Matthias Lonn (Polier), Thilo Warlich (branch manager of construction company Hochtief Building).
Mercedes Platz will house a 4,500-capacity music hall, which has yet to find a naming rights partner, along with: a 14-screen, 2,500 capacity cinema; a 28-lane bowling world; 15 gastronomical units; two Mercedes-Benz showrooms; and two hotels with 372 rooms in total.
There will also be room for 9,000 square meters of office space, an underground garage with 400 carports and 1,500 square meters of outdoor event space.
The new space also contains 8 media towers with two 10-square-meter screens each and two 88 square-meter LED screens on the future cinema facade. The music hall will also boast one 70-square-meter and one 15 square-meter LED screen on the hall’s front, as well as a on 80 square-meter LED screen that reaches around the corner of the building.
Representatives of AEG, Mercedes-Benz and construction company Hochtief celebrated the topping out ceremony together with future tenants and guests on Oct. 24.
Thilo Warlich, Hochtief’s branch manager, said 100,000 cubic meters of earth had been excavated, while 61,000 cubic meters of concrete and10,000 tons of reinforced steel had been used during the process.