MANDALA AT POSTDAMER PLATZ
Initially, Potsdamer Platz was an intersection located in the centre of Berlin with the first traffic lights ever installed. But within the years it became Europe’s most busy traffic hub, home to culture, entertainment and shopping.
Due to its destruction during the Second World War the government of Berlin announced a design competition to find an architectural company for the planned rebuilding of the entire Potsdamer Platz.
Italian architect Renzo Piano, who proposed the winning masterplan, and a team of international architects like Richard Rogers, Hans Kollhoff, Rafael Moneo, Arata Isozaki, Ulrike Lauber and Wolfram Wöhr were responsible for the urban renewal. As a result, Potsdamer Platz became Europe’s largest construction site and developed to one of the most famous and exhilarating venues in Europe with approximately 100.000 visitors every weekend.