Sunday, February 6, 2011

A rainy Sunday afternoon at the Sony Center

Inside Sony Center

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A steel-and glass-dominated ensemble of seven individual buildings. Here are offices, apartments, cinemas and restaurants, a "movie house" and Sony's European headquarters. The center of the triangular area formed the oval "Forum", which sees itself as part of the urban public space and therefore not separated from the surrounding streets. A spectacular feat of engineering is the roof: The fanned out tent roof made of fabric with tie rods attached to the steel ring, which rests on the surrounding buildings.

The Roof

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Sony Center - Potsdamer Stra├če 4

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1 comment:

  1. Schon ganz coool! That roof is amazing and quite an engineering wonder! All new since the fall of the DDR!

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