Yoo Berlin - South West PointBerlin-MITTE / Bertolt-Brecht-Platz 2 in D-10117
Full Kitchen Included
The outer façade of YOO Berlin captures Berlin’s love affair with the dramatic. Within YOO, the celebrated designer Philippe Starck juxtapose modern with classic, satire with passion, and shape with form to create an extraordinary living experience.
Rising ten stories above the Spree, YOO Berlin‘s playful exterior conceals two open-air atriums within. In keeping with Berlin’s tradition of building iconic structures that have come to symbolize its emergence on the world stage as a nexus for German policy, culture and diversity. YOO Berlin is another proud addition to the city’s significant architectural achievements.
The one-of-a-kind building comprises 87 private apartments and a design hotel with 311 rooms that uses a separate entrance. The interiors, also designed by star-designer Starck, are as striking as the exterior.
Residents have access to an on-site fitness center complete with heated swimming pool. A concierge greets visitors and looks after residents’ apartments while they are away.
From the bright living room, you have a wonderful view, directly onto the classically elegant Berliner Ensemble Theater. If you look to the side, you see the river Spree and the so-called “Palace of Tears.”
If you would like your own parking place, there is a parking garage in the basement, where you can apply for a permanent spot. You may visit the apartment any time, please call us to schedule an appointment.
At the end of the hallway, if you turn to the right, you reach the bedroom. Facing the quiet atrium, this is an ideal spot for repose. An ensuite dressing room and bathroom complete your sense of well-being. The well-appointed bathroom is equipped with high-end features, including lovely fittings, a comfortable bathtub, a separate shower, and an elegant double sink. The dressing room includes plenty of room for an armoire.
The apartment’s living and dining areas communicate with the kitchen, creating a lovely open space. A second bedroom has its own private bathroom, with shower. Like the master bathroom, this bathroom is also furnished in a tip-top manner, tiled with attractive sand-colored tiles. A separate work and storage space also includes hookups for a washing machine.
The living and dining area opens onto a generously proportioned balcony. From here, you have a wonderful view, directly onto the classically elegant Berliner Ensemble Theater. Countless events have taken place here, and you could try to list all the impressive personages who have walked these streets.
"At the Circus“ is the name of the spot where, in 1865, Berlin’s first large covered market was built. Later, the market was replaced with a circus large enough to seat 5000. Today, the name „At the Circus“ remains—though the circus itself has long since moved on. After World War I, the architect Hans Pölzig turned the Big Top into an immense theater, and following World War II, this theater was the site of the glitzy Friedrichsstadtpalast revues.
After the building was torn down in the 1980s, the Friedrichsstadt Palast performers moved to their current location, just around the corner, on Friedrichstraße. Today, where the circus once stood, you’ll find the eye-catching YOO Berlin building. Just in front of it is Berthold-Brecht Square, named for the famed poet, playwright and founder of the storied Berliner Ensemble. The “BE”, a lovely and well- respected theater, is located just next door.
Across from the YOO building, just on the opposite side of the riverbank, you’ll see the curving high-rise building called the “Spree Triangle”, inspired by a modernist blueprint for a high rise that was supposed to be built on this spot in the 1920s. To the right of the Spree Triangle is the legendary “Palace of Tears”. Behind it, you’ll see the imposing old-fashioned Friedrichstraße train station, which was renovated in the mid- 1990s for some 220 Million Marks.