The culture-lover

Berlin Bebelplatz/
Unter den Linden

Underground public car park with direct first-level access to the Berlin State Opera

With the Forum Fridericianum, Frederick II wanted to perpetuate the values of the Enlightenment in the form of magnificent buildings. This resulted in today’s Bebelplatz, a world-famous ensemble of Opera, St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale, the Royal Library and other prestigious buildings.

By developing a customised underground parking area, WÖHR + BAUER created room for a public space that again meets the requirements of its historical setting.

This project was quite a challenge for our engineers. Bringing an excavation pit as close as a few metres to the listed and partly dilapidated buildings, required the highest technical expertise.

After a construction period of only two years, the people of Berlin were amazed at the feeling of space in the underground car park: 450 parking spaces, hardly any pillars, a ceiling height of about three metres, invisible ventilation piping and direct access to the opera. In its national underground parking test, ADAC awarded it Berlin’s best underground car park in 2010.


Construction period: 2002 to 2004
Object size: approx. 450 parking spaces
Volume: approx. €22m
Architects: Roland Neef, Munich