UPPER WEST, Berlin:Yesterday a pioneer, today a classic

Offices, a hotel and retail space all under one roof in Berlin's City West, directly on Breitscheidplatz

Photo: UPPER WEST: elegant architecture, successful urban renewal, a modern classic.

Highlights:Elegance in white

The "White Giant" is the nickname given to this elegantly curved skyscraper, which has long been a landmark of the City West area. Berlin's skyscraper combines fascinating architecture and breathtaking views. Motel One guests can enjoy one of the most beautiful rooftop terraces in the city, and companies such as Görg and WeWork occupy the prestigious offices, which are among the most exclusive addresses in this metropolis on the River Spree.

01Exclusive office address with elegant reception
02Success story: The Motel One hotel in UPPER WEST
03View of Berlin from one of the most attractive rooftop terraces in the city

Location:Gate to City West

The area around the Bahnhof Zoo railway station is now one of the most successful modernisation projects in the capital – until well into the 1990s, the area was considered a problem zone. The UPPER WEST building, located directly on Breitscheidplatz, marks the start of the Kurfürstendamm, which is one of the most popular shopping boulevards in Germany.

01New entrance to the major business centre



Kurfürstendamm 11, 10623 Berlin

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10 min by car
Local supply
in front of the building
Railway station
in front of the building
in front of the building

Facts and figures

  • Mixed Usetype
  • 53,000
  • 119 mhigh


  • Logo: DGNB Gold certificationDGNB Gold certified
  • Logo: FIABCI WORLD PRIX D'EXCELLENCE AWARD to the criteria: architecture and designFIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Award 2018


  • Architectural competition
  • Planning
  • Project development
  • Project management
  • Marketing


Construction time
2013 -2017
Areal concept
582 hotel rooms, 14,000 m² of office space, 6500 m² of shops and restaurants, 33 floors.
Used by
Motel One, WeWork, SIGNA, Wirtschaftskanzlei Görg, Schuhhaus Görtz
Prof. Christoph Langhof, KSP Jürgen Engel architects
Special features
  • Fourth-tallest building in Berlin

  • Rooftop terrace

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