Daimler Financial Services Headquarters
The headquarters of Daimler Financial Services became something of the centerpiece of the redevelopment of Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz – in part because Daimler bought the land and committed to moving the DFS (then Debis) headquarters there back in 1989, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and so before the idea of developing Potsdamer Platz into the commercial centre of the new capital; and also because Piano and Kohlbecker won both the master planning of the district and the design of this headquarters building.
Despite the scale of the building the streets work well at human scale, and there is some attractive public space by the water known as the “Piano Lake”, though the degree of exciting public space at Potsdamer Platz overall is quite disappointing.
Contributed by ArchiTeam
The DFS headquarters is at the core of the Potsdamer Platz district.
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