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.
- 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.
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