Just next to the skyscrapers of the Potsdamer Platz, we can find two glass pavilions, with square-shaped plan and simple form, which constitute the entrance of the new underground station for regional traffic lines.
The rails are disposed on three levels and dispose the traffic of the S-Bahn and the U-Bahn. The local trains cross the station using another series of rails.
This new construction reuse, in minor dimensions, the shapes of the old train station, which, till the World War II, was the mot important of Berlin and was a main point for the connections of the capital with the occidental, oriental, central and meridional parts of Germany.
Doubtless, the design reference for these pavilions was the Neue Nationalgallerie of Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, just a few hundreds of meters away from there.
A very significative example of the architecture of Hilmer & Sattler, designed between 1995 and 2006.
by Jean-Baptiste Hurstel
Credit Photo: fotowelt.chip.de