Bertelsmann Berlin

Bertelsmann Berlin

Corporate interior and brand space

Media competence from a single source – even in space. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary since opening, Bertelsmann presented itself with a comprehensively redesigned interior of its representative building in Berlin’s historic heart. During technical modernisation of the Palais on Unter den Linden, COORDINATION also updated the interior design of all public areas. Aim of the architectural concept was to reinterpret the representative areas of the global media brand by creating a concise and media infused interior architecture.

COORDINATION was responsible for the design and planning of the complete interior design and all built-in furniture and also took care of all architectural phases from ideation to structural implementation.

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A multimedia LED wall highlights the entrance foyer for the visitor, extending over the entire width of the foyer. The hidden LED modules transmit through the opaque-translucent wall cladding, tinting the foyer in new, varying hues and images. The formerly dark core of the building was replaced with a modern, light custom Corian wall system. All wall panels were milled with a bespoke three-dimensional structure and now shape the inner appearance of the core over all three floors with an elegant look and feel.

The "skychapel" is a special eye-catching element below the ceiling of the conservatory on the south side of the building. This bespoke LED installation and all walls have been redesigned, creating an impressive and even more striking radiant space. The individual areas in the event-spaces on the ground floor are accentuated with integrated lines of light. Grid elements made from champagne coloured anodised metal mesh were designed for the ceilings to meet the highest demands on fire protection, room acoustics and allow easy revision of the technical installations behind.

Conception, planning and supervision of the implementation of the project were supported by the Berlin companies COOP and PRO VIDEO.

Client Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
Assignment design, planning and execution of the interior architecture and build-in furniture
Design Jochen Gringmuth, Katrin Weiß-Höppeler, Christian Skeide, Ulrich Merz
Project Management Jan Stauf, Katrin Weiß-Höppeler
Team Isabelle Klinke, Sabine Melis
Partner PRO VIDEO Handelsgesellschaft mbH (general contractor)
COOP. Projektgesellschaft mbH (media planning, technical project lead)
Lighting Design Lichtvision Design
Engineering GmbH
Technical Planning Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Lenz
Ingenieurbüro für technische Ausrüstung
COOP. Projektgesellschaft mbH
Jörg Keune, bnvb planen beraten Ingenieurgesellschaft GmbH
Acoustic Engineer Akustikbüro Krämer, Stegmaier GmbH
Fire Safety Strategy Krebs+Kiefer Ingenieure GmbH
Media Installations COOP. Projektgesellschaft mbH (project management Michael Jungnickel)
Office Coordination