Voßpalais

Originally built in 1886, the Vosspalais urban mansion has now been successfully integrated into today’s shopping scene. This ensures history will remain present in the future and keeps the tradition of the department store alive. With its imposing red sandstone façade, wooden coffered ceilings and distinctive aura, the Vosspalais complements its new surroundings perfectly – a building with both a past and a future, fully in harmony with Berlin Mitte’s current-day shopping hub.
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A building with a history. A mansion with a future.

Leipziger Strasse, Wilhelmstrasse and Potsdamer Platz – these were the limits of the German capital’s centre back in the 19th century. And now, well over 100 years later, the story has almost come full circle – this is Berlin’s political, cultural and social hub.

The Vosspalais has stood here for 130 years. Originally built as an urban mansion by the architect Wilhelm Böckmann, today it is a listed historic building.

The Vosspalais is truly unique – it is the only surviving 19th century building in the area. Contrasting with the newer architecture on both Leipziger Platz and Potsdamer Platz, its red sandstone façade is immediately recognisable.

The revitalisation and redesign project for the building is already under way. Some 2,806 m² of usable floor space is being fully renovated and given new lease of life as office and commercial units with a focus on retail.

This is where tradition meets visionary thinking.

Retail

  • The ground and first floor are used as high-end retail units covering a total area of some 882 m².
  • At 375 m² and 157 m², two of the rental units on the ground floor enjoy a spectacular ceiling height of approximately 6.5 m. This area is accessible from both the shopping centre (13 m wide access) and Vossstrasse (display window width approx. 3 x 2 m).
  • The unit on the first floor has a total floor space of approx. 350 m² and is accessible from the shopping centre (13 m wide access).
  • The two units serve as a harmonious complement to the retail and commercial spaces of the nearby “Leipziger Platz 2 and 12” project on the former Wertheim area, which is now home to the largest shopping centre in Germany.
  • While benefiting hugely from the popularity of the shopping centre, users are also set apart from other tenants thanks to the unique selling point of the Vosspalais mansion’s distinctive architectural style and redevelopment.

Facts

Total floor space: approx. 2,806 m2
(882 m2 commercial space, 1,924 m2 office)
Building architect: Wilhelm Böckmann (1884-1886)
Project architect: Axthelm Architekten
Users: SARAR, Mephisto, WE Fashion, Gameloft GmbH, Meplato GmbH, RAe Dr. Fleischmann | Dr. Stapenhorst | Meusel, MaibornWolff, Hensoldt
Completion: 2014

Location

Voßstraße 33, Berlin-Mitte

Rental space

UtilizationFloorSurface in approx. m²
Retail trade
ground375 m²SARAR
first157 m²Mephisto
second350 m²WE Fashion
Total882 m²
Office/Trade
ME 11. fl 286 m²Gameloft
ME 22. fl362 m²Meplato
ME 32. fl side wing228 m²Meplato
ME 4mezz. side wing171 m²Hensoldt
ME 53. fl. front house305 m²MaibornWolff
ME 63. fl. side wing169 m²MaibornWolff
ME 7

4. fl. front house

247 m²3A Rechtsanwälte Notar
ME 84. fl. side wing156 m²3A Rechtsanwälte Notar
Total1.–4. fl.1.924 m²

 

incl. terraces (included in rental area at a rate of 50%)

Elegant ambience

The listed building’s richly decorated façade, spacious entrance area, lobby, wooden panelling and 4-metre high ceilings combine to create something really special – historic architecture in harmony with comprehensive restructuring and an extension of the side wing.

Work | Creativity

Attractive office units in the original part of the building or the new side wing extension, elegant conference areas with high ceilings, open-plan or cubicle offices, and variable rental space arrangements – maximum flexibility for optimised office concepts.

From the first floor of the front part of the building and the second floor of the side wing, office units are available across four floors and cover a total area of approx. 1,924 m² – all enjoying the unique ambience of an elegant historic building.  The office units are accessible from Vossstrasse by means of a spacious entrance area. There is a quiet inner courtyard that links up the different sections of the building and provides tenants and their visitors with an attractive waiting area. This is also where visitors can access the LP 12 shopping centre if desired.

Features

While the Vossstrasse access opens onto the vibrant bustle of city life and provides a prestigious address, the courtyard offers a peaceful oasis and space to feel at home. The retail areas on the ground floor and first floor of the building are being completely refurbished. On both levels, they are accessible from the nearby shopping centre complex LP 2 and LP 12, newly developed in the former Wertheim area – this forms a single entity with unparalleled synergy effects.

With the listed building’s richly decorated façade, spacious entrance area and ceilings up to 4 metres high, the Vosspalais really is something special. In the office area in the front part of the building, traditional features include spacious rooms and wooden coffered ceilings at impressive heights, while the side wing offers spaces designed in a contemporary style, with floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces and a roof terrace for creative office concepts.

 

Maps – overview

Transport connections
The Potsdamer Platz S-Bahn and U-Bahn station is just a few minutes away and is served by the U2 U-Bahn line, the S1, S2 and S25 S-Bahn lines and regional lines. The Mohrenstrasse U-Bahn station (U2) is just two minutes’ walk away. The A100 motorway can be reached by car in approx. 20 minutes.

Transport connections

Infrastructure
The immediate surroundings feature a high concentration of public bodies and institutions as well as an urban combination of offices, residential buildings, restaurants and shops. The Vosspalais is located right next to LP 12, Berlin’s largest shopping centre.

Map (Leipziger Platz)

Map (Potsdamer Platz)

Map (Voßstraße)

Map (weiteres Umfeld)

Leipziger Strasse, Wilhelmstrasse, Potsdamer Platz and Leipziger Platz marked out the centre of the German capital 100 years ago and do so again today. Politics meets industry – with a variety of company headquarters, regional representations, consultancies, associations, embassies and ministries in the immediate surroundings. The Vosspalais is at the heart of it all – right at the centre.