MANDALA AT POSTDAMER PLATZ
Initially, the Potsdamer Platz was a crossroads 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 the destruction during the Second World War the Berlin government 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 und Wolfram Wöhr were responsible for the urban renewal. As a result the Potsdamer Platz became Europe’s largest construction site and developed to nowadays one of the most famous and exhilarating venues in Europe with approximately 100.000 visitors every weekend.