OREANDA-NEWS. Aukett Swanke, the international architect and design company, is pleased to inform shareholders that work has now begun on the Mercedes Platz construction project in Berlin-Friedrichshain following the appointment of Hochtief as general contractor. 

Aukett Swanke's associate company, Aukett+Heese, was last year appointed to work on the Design and Building Permit and will now be working with Hochtief to provide the detailed design and working drawings.

The $230m project, located in front of the 17,000-capacity Mercedes-Benz arena in East Berlin, aims to become "the vibrant heart of this dynamically growing urban quarter".

Aukett+Heese have previously partnered with Hochtief on several other successful projects in Berlin such as the Opern Carree-Hotel de Rome, and Park Kolonnaden, Potsdamer Platz.