Sony Music Berlin
Sony Music HQ in Berlin is found in a building shaped by the glamour of the 80s with a lot of steel, glass, and glitter, in the form of stainless steel mosaics, and colourful carpets and shiny planters.
Sony Music HQ in Berlin is found in a building shaped by the glamour of the 80s with a mix of steel, glass, stainless steel mosaics, colourful carpets and shiny planters.
Client: Sony Music Berlin
Architect: Studio Karhard
Location: Berlin, Germany
Photographer: Stefan Wolf Lucks
The former Commerzbank site has undergone a significant transformation in recent years. Through conversion, demolition, redevelopment and new construction, a lively new urban quarter has been created. One of the first completed buildings is the new headquarter of the Sony Music Group.
For video calls, custom-designed phone boxes are available. These are fitted with coloured fabrics and an infinity light on the inside.
In addition to a café as the focal point with a stage and a bar, the building comprises many different spaces in which music can be heard, presented, and also produced.
“The site on Bülowstraße in Schöneberg is shaped by Berlin’s music history from the late 70s to the present day. Many clubs and institutions found their audience here, especially in the 80s were style-defining for the music scene in Berlin. So it was easy for us to envision the headquarters as a place of encounters, where not only all the employees can meet in one location, but also musicians and other performers. ”
– STUDIO KARHARD
Studio Karhard combined materials that are typically more likely to be found in clubs and bars, such as black asphalt screed flooring, a creamy white facade of exposed aggregate concrete, and backlit glass slats.
In addition to meeting rooms with state-of-the-art media technology, there are music listening rooms in which music can be played at high volume without disturbing any employees working nearby.