Zeiss Grossplanetarium

Finalisation in 2016

BIM – Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH, Berlin

Berlin, DE

Technical specifications

  • TGA construction costs, total: approx. €5 mill.
  • TGA services LPH 1-8:
    Communications technology
    Safety technology
    Media technology

Following its renovation, the Zeiss-Grossplanetarium (the Great Zeiss Planetarium) on Prenzlauer Allee in Berlin has a projection surface area of 830 m², making it one of Europe’s most modern science theatres. OBERMEYER was awarded the structural planning of the building, the planning for media and electrical engineering, planning of the load-bearing structure as well as planning of safety & building services technology.

This five-storey complex of buildings with its visually striking silver half-dome covers a gross surface area of approximately 7,600 m² with exhibition areas, a cinema auditorium with seating for about 160 visitors and the planetarium room which, after renovation, provides seating for 307, an increase over the previous 296 seats. There are also four spaces for wheelchairs.

The new centrepiece is ‘Universarium IX’, the first star projector with LED technology to emerge from Zeiss that – in keeping with its predecessor – can be lowered into the ground.

As well as the above planning arrangements, the in-house engineers also provided impressive acoustics. Ingenious technical engineering solutions were called for here. A budget of €13 million was allocated for this construction work.

All pictures: Frank-Michael Arndt