Berlin shopping mall offers indoor sky diving and surfing

Berlin shopping mall offers indoor sky diving and surfing

German firm J Mayer H has won a competition to design a shopping mall that offers indoor skydiving and surfing.

The new Volt Berlin concept store will be targeted towards “adventurous visitors”, featuring a department store, a hotel and restaurants, in addition to various “experiential offerings”.

The design itself comprises of a modular structure where different activities are contained within clusters of boxes.

“The experience cluster is a fusion concept combining a multi-brand store, various experiential offerings, events, and a hotel, and is directed towards adventurous visitors with a focus on a smart urban lifestyle,” said the studio in a statement.

A horizontal slice of glazing will cut across the centre of the building, revealing the extreme sports taking place within.

“This intermediate space, located at the level of the train viaduct, will host the centre’s most important attractions: indoor-skydiving and a surf wave,” said the studio.

Construction is expected to start next year.

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