The hall opened in the summer of 1997.
The building costs amounted to a total of 205 Mill. DM/105 Mill. EUR.
The construction took four years in total.
The hall was designed and built by the three architects Jörg Joppien, Albert Dietz und Annette Maud-Joppien.
Initial reason for construction: Berlin’s application for the Olympic Games 2000 (Olympia Sportstättenbauten GmbH)
Capacity with centre stage, no seats provided:
approx. 11,900 persons
Fixed seats: 7,491
Internal seats: 4,040
Wheelchair capacities: more than 16
Disabled friendly toilets: 8 in main hall,
7 in side areas
Clearance height: 16,5 m, Total Height: 18 m
Space with retracted telescopic stages: 1,972 m²
Space with extended telescopic stages: 925 m²
Gross building volume: 339,547 m³
Gross floor space: 48,800 m²
Surface area of north glass front:
180 m Length, 14 m Height
Land area: 38,560 m²
Halls A and B (6 x dividable): 2,430 m²
Hall C (3 x dividable): 1,215 m²
Colonade hall: 2,420 m²
Ballet room: 210 m²
Dance room: 400 m²
Print/Media room: approx. 20 m²
Press centre: 150 m²
Conference room: 58 m²
VIP-Lounge: 460 m²
Restaurant Albatros: 150 m² additional event room: 55 m²
Exhibition space: 2,000 m²
Disabled parking spaces: at least 6
Car parking spaces: 36
Parking space for busses, vans and media cars: approx. 20
Bearing load of ceiling: 120 t
Power supply arena: more than 1,200 kW
Power supply ceiling: more than 300 kW
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