Andel's Hotel Berlin
The 580-room andel's Hotel Berlin regenerates a powerful, redundant concrete shell in eastern Berlin's resurgent Prenzlauer Berg, some 20 minutes from central Berlin. The building, originally designed by Studio Aldo Rossi as the mixed use 'Landsberger Arkaden' on Landsberger Allee, had stood unfinished and empty for a decade and a half since the fall of The Wall. Its form is reminiscent of a classic four-sided castle enceinte, with a unique tower at each corner. Bedrooms in the wings have either a 'city' or 'courtyard' aspect, with special suites located in the towers.
The vast lobby is a calm sea of white and stone, counter-pointed with flashes of acid colour with rich, tactile materials marking island lounge zones. The conferencing facilities, amongst the largest in Berlin, accommodate a 600 sqm ballroom and a 20000 sq ft exhibition hall as well as meeting rooms. The sky bar, in the crown of the tallest corner tower, has 360-degree views of the city.