Best Tall Building Europe Finalist: Upper West, Berlin

A Mixed-Use Tower Becomes a Capital City’s Gateway

As one of the very first hybrid high-rises in Germany, Upper West was built in Berlin at the eastern end of Kurfürstendamm. It consists of a 35-story tower and an eight-story block that stands in the very front row on Breitscheidplatz and forms a forecourt aligned to Gedächtniskirche. It is one of the highest and most prestigious buildings in Berlin and a symbol for the booming City West area. Together with the Hotel Waldorf Astoria, Upper West creates a gateway, framing the renowned Kurfürstendamm. The first 18 floors above the podium are used by the Motel One chain and feature 582 guest rooms across 17 floors. The next 14 floors above are optimized for use as offices and can be flexibly divided into one to three rental units. The building is crowned on the 35th floor by a sky bar with rooftop terrace. There is a separate entrance lobby and elevators for each distinct usage.

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