Helmut Jahn and his concept
The International star architect Helmut Jahn has created a trend-setting complex of buildings, in which the center the light flooded Forum is located. The open, public space offers a natural atmosphere all year round.
From here the 103 metre tall, glass office tower, the integrated historic Emperor’s Hall (Kaisersaal) and the other buildings are just a few footsteps away. The concept of Helmut Jahn impresses with transparent design, implemented through glass facades, sophisticated light reflections and light refractions.
The link between history and modernity is one of a kind: parts of the former Hotel Esplanade are today an integral part of the architecture. In 1996 the Emperor´s Hall was translocated by the means of air cushions by 75 meters to today´s location.
With its spectacular roof construction the Sony Center has become an internationally famous landmark of Berlin.