The street name commemorates the coronation of Prince-Elector Frederick III to become King Frederick I in 1701. The present-day neighbourhood retains the stately ambience.
Intersecting with Friedrichstrasse, Kronenstrasse offers a unique agglomeration of exclusive stores, restaurants, cafés and cultural institutions. Retailers meeting day-to-day needs are located in the immediate vicinity. High-end fashion, renowned medical centres, and famous sights like Checkpoint Charlie and Gendarmenmarkt with its monumental historic buildings are just a short walk away.
Having the “Stadtmitte” underground interchange (lines U2 and U6) just outside the building lobby puts the entire city at your doorstep. For motorists, the Leipziger Strasse artery, an extension of the B1 federal route, neatly connects Kronenstrasse with the larger city.
Designed and built by the prestigious architectural firm of Gerkan, Marg and Partner, the modern building is testimony to the rebirth of Germany’s old-new capital. In its centre lies a 700-square-metre atrium flooded by natural light.
Cut-stone façades, glass panes, daylight and reflections convey a generous spatial experience touched by grandeur. The building’s characteristic corner tower, commemorating its historic precursor, pays homage to nineteenth-century architecture in general. While picking up on the historic parameters, the seven-storey building uses modern means to translate them into a contemporary aesthetics.
It mirrors not just new urban quarters like Quartier 206 and Quartier 207 but also the preserved buildings of Dorotheenstadt, listed in the monuments register. Atrium Kronenstrasse embodies the essence of big-city living with its expressive metropolitan character.
Real-wood parquetry and several space-saving wall units—custom-made for the flat and some of them back-lit—radiate a straightforward aesthetics. Large-format aluminium frame windows, nearly floor-length, open up the interior toward the city, admit all the light you need, and ensure optimal ventilation. The classy, fully equipped kitchen, which features a service hatch with downlights that connects to the living room, provides plenty of space to unfold your culinary potential.
It borders on a smaller bedroom that has direct access to the modern-spec shower- and tub-equipped bathroom with its heated towel rack, two basins and large mirror, while also opening onto the private balcony with its view across Berlin’s rooftops, which is accessible from the living room as well. A separate guest WC, the video intercom system, and the handsomely shaped luminaires in the hallway and bathrooms convey a modern sense of up-scale living. The building welcomes both residents and visitors with an attractive and well-appointed entrance area. A lift connects the flat with the underground car park.