Metro Station Museumsinsel
Blick durch die Brillenwand auf das Gleis
Zentraler Blick durch die Station
Blick auf die Gleiswand

Metro Station Museumsinsel

LocationMuseumsinsel, D-10178 Berlin
ClientBerliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Building periodUnder execution
VolumeGFA 4.600 m²
ProcedureCompetition 1998, 1st Prize

The Museumsinsel underground station, as well as the new Rathaus and Unter den Linden stations fill in the missing links along the U5 underground line between Brandenburger Tor and Alexanderplatz. The Museumsinsel stop will define an entirely new location in the city’s cultural heart: the 180-meter-long station runs under the Spree Canal south of the nearby bridge, Schlossbrücke, and serves as a subterranean entrée for the city's most important cultural institutions. The stations’ architectonic theme stems from the dearth of natural light underground: the eternal night. The luminous ultramarine blue deployed for the two vaulted tunnels containing the platforms is dotted with 6662 point-sources of light, evoking the star-studded firmament and echoing Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s 1816 stage design for The Magic Flute.