Report • 01.07.2014
Germany's first Concept Mall
Photo Gallery: The architecture of the shopping mall "Bikini Berlin"
With the "Center at the Zoo" and the associated "Bikini House", the architects Paul Schwebes and Hans Schoszberger in 1955 have created a tidy, transparent ensemble.
The building complex stood for economic progress and was a milestone for the creative awakening of the Federal Republic. When converting it into a Concept Mall, the "new architects" always had the goal in mind to make the ease of it's construction visible again.
Exclusive retailers can use a "box concept" here, using the relatively small "Bikini Boxes" creatively for a limited time. In our photo gallery, we show you the special architectural highlights of the shopping center.
Click on the picture to the right to get to the photo gallery.
Architect Dionys Ottl from "Hild und K" explains on iXtenso.com more about the Concept Mall. Click here for the interview: "The boxes are a unique modular system"