Berlin Mitte
Underground Station Rotes Rathaus

We designed the Underground Station Rotes Rathaus - opening on 4th of December 2020.

The new central station and the government district are being connected to the underground train network by an extension of the line U5 from Alexanderplatz. Three new stations are being built, and we are the designers for the city hall station, “Rotes Rathaus”.

In 2010, archaeological remains of the first Berlin City Hall from the Gothic period were excavated. In order to preserve them and integrate them into the design, another redesign was needed. The new design identity of the station is now created by a strong spatial concept, an expressive mushroom column structure and through the materiality of the walls. The structure is inspired by the gothic principle of load transfer. The walls are made of sanded and polished terrazzo panels, an innovative material application. The design communicates the idea of movement and dynamics of the underground light rail. Clarity and personal sense of security remain fully intact, brightness and wellbeing spring from the modern clarity.

Facts and Figures
Location
Rathausstraße 15, 10178 Berlin
Status
Opening December 2020
Area
8.000 m²
Sector
Subway Station
Client
BVG Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Partners
BNB Beton- und Naturstein Babelsberg GmbH, Glasbau Gipser GmbH, JanKo Metallbau GmbH, LichtKunstLicht AG
Photography
Lukas Roth, Jan Bitter
Underground Station Rotes Rathaus
Underground Station Rotes Rathaus
Underground Station Rotes Rathaus
Underground Station Rotes Rathaus
Underground Station Rotes Rathaus
Underground Station Rotes Rathaus
Underground Station Rotes Rathaus
Underground Station Rotes Rathaus
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