Zoofenster - Berlin, Germany

Professor Christopher Mackler
Date Built
2007 - 2011
On a triangular site defined by Joachimstalerstraße, Kantstraße and Hardenbergstraße
The Zoofenster is a 32-storey highrise building that looms 118 metres above Kantstrasse in Berlin's west end.  The name means "the window on the zoo", referring to the Berlin Zoologischer Garten‎ which occupies the south-west corner of the Tiergarten nearby.  When it is completed, the building will be home to the first Waldorf Astoria hotel in Germany.  It will also accommodate offices, as well as residential and retail spaces.

The Waldorf website says that their new hotel will, "
offer five star luxury ... The interior of the hotel has been designed by Inter Art Etudes, the Paris based Internationally renowned interior architectural design firm."  It will comprise: 165 guest rooms, 26 superior guest rooms, 21 suites and 21 apartments.  There will be a ballroom, five conference rooms, a sixth floor terrace and a fully equipped business centre.

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