Radisson Blu


The brief

The Radisson Blu Berlin Domaquarée is located in the centre of the city overlooking the Berlin Cathedral by the river Spree. The hotel looks into a central atrium where a 25 metre high cylindrical Aquarium dominates the space, providing a focal point for all public life in the hotel.

The task was to create a series of memorable spaces including their reception, lobby, bars and restaurants and a number of experiences that vary throughout the day, yet communicate a coherent and consistent design vocabulary.

Our approach

The spaces had to integrate and revolve around the ‘wow factor’ of the central aquarium; restaurants such as Heat, Aqua Lounge cocktail bar and the informal Noodle bar create strong attractions in their own right whilst maintaining an overall brand message.

Elsewhere the hotel reception stations and lobby create continuity in the design where the practicalities of check-in are balanced by the friendly atmosphere of the adjacent bar.

The hotel has been featured in many design and specialised publications such as Interni, Frame, Sleep, and more recently in The Wisdom in Design.