J Mayer H designs Berlin shopping centre
offering indoor skydiving and surfing

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J Mayer H designs Volt Berlin shopping centre offering indoor skydiving and surfing

News: German studio J Mayer H has won a competition to design a shopping centre near Berlin's Alexanderplatz where shoppers will be able to indulge in skydiving or surfing.

J Mayer H designs Volt Berlin shopping centre offering indoor skydiving and surfing

Located between Alexanderstrasse and Voltairestrasse, the new Volt Berlin concept store will be targeted towards "adventurous visitors" and will accommodate a department store, a hotel and restaurants, as well as a variety of "experiential offerings".

J Mayer H designs Volt Berlin shopping centre offering indoor skydiving and surfing

J Mayer H's design is for a modular structure where different activities are contained within clusters of boxes.

"The experience cluster is a fusion concept combining a multi-brand store, various experiential offerings, events, and a hotel, and is directed towards adventurous visitors with a focus on a smart urban lifestyle," said the studio in a statement.

J Mayer H designs Volt Berlin shopping centre offering indoor skydiving and surfing

A horizontal slice of glazing will cut across the centre of the building, revealing the extreme sports taking place within.

"This intermediate space, located at the level of the train viaduct, will host the centre's most important attractions: indoor-skydiving and a surf wave," said the studio.

J Mayer H designs Volt Berlin shopping centre offering indoor skydiving and surfing
Site plan - click for larger image

The projected total floor area of the building is just under 30,000 square metres.

Construction is expected to start next year.

J Mayer H designs Volt Berlin shopping centre offering indoor skydiving and surfing
Voltairestrasse elevation - click for larger image
  • JM

    The construction phases and result of this studio is really bad. They shouldn’t work with complex shapes if they don’t know how to solve them at the end.

  • eric B

    Looks pretty nice to me. I typically don’t love his work, but I would be up for some mall-jamming in this monster.

  • barry

    This looks absolutely disgusting.

  • localperspective

    1. It’s called outdoor sports for a reason.
    2. “Peak hotel” is already reached in Berlin
    3. There are plenty of shopping facilities in this area already.

    I don’t understand why investors put money in such superfluous projects.