The Sony Center is a large round building complex located in the larger Potsdamer Platz area. It entails a large closed square full of bars and restaurants, a cinema, offices and apartments.
The whole structure is covered by a triangle shaped dome, inspired by the traditional architecture of the Far East, illuminated by colorful lighting each night.
The Sony Center was designed by Helmut Jahn in the 1990’s, and was opened in the year 2000. It is maintained in a modern, glass and steel style, creating a closed elliptical space where artificial light plays a role in the overall experience no less important than the architectural features.
The effect is multiplied by the dome, encompassing the structure from above.
The design of the building, together with its functionality, create a sort of a closed, self-sustaining community where all the needs and want from housing, food, through culture and entertainment can be met under one roof, that also cuts of the influence of weather on the inside square.