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Old Posted Mar 3, 2006, 5:09 PM
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Quarter at Tacheles

The Quarter at Tacheles on the corner of Friedrichstrasse / Oranienburger Strasse is the first urban development project in Berlin along the lines of New Urbanism. At the same time, the ensemble is one of the biggest new building projects in the historic Berlin suburb.

The master plan for the quarter is by Andre Duany (Duany Plater Zyberk and Company, Miami), one of the leading protagonists of New Urbanism in the USA.

True to the principles of this style of architecture, which establishes a link to the historical city with its diverse mixed use, the Quarter at Tacheles offers space for culture, recreation, life and work.

On a total space of some 82,000 sq.m. gross floor area, retail outlets and restaurants, a five-star designer hotel with around 220 rooms, office space and owner-occupied apartments will be erected by the year 2005. The Art Forum Tacheles, whose renown extends far beyond the boundaries of the region, is run by the artists of Tacheles on an area of 8,500 sq.m.

The Quarter has been designed as an open ensemble of spaces, courtyards and streets. The architecture also encompasses traditional elements. The builder/developer of the quarter spanning 28,000 sq.m. is the FUNDUS Group with Johannishof Projektentwicklung GmbH & Co. KG.
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