DIFA Office Building

Architecture
Jahn, Chicago/USA

Planning time
1995 − 1999

Construction time
1998 − 2001

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of special structures in glass and steel (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

GFA
32,000 m²

Client
DIFA Deutsche Immobilien Fonds AG, Hamburg/Germany

Photography
H.G. Esch, Hennef/Germany

A large office building was built next to the historic Café Kranzler on the famous Kurfürstendamm boulevard in Berlin. Werner Sobek designed all façades and special structures in steel and glass. Among the special structures are the so-called Point, various screen walls, a glass-covered footpath, the Flying Truss as well as two aviaries in the atrium.