Galeries Lafayette is a department store designed by Jean Nouvel, Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate in 2008, located in Berlin. Due to the the excellent, sophisticated architectural details and impressive glass facade, the building does not resembles an average shopping mall. The store was built as a part of a large investment embracing three neighbouring quartiers, alongside the Friedrichstrasse (from Französischestrasse to Mohrenstrasse). Besides the shopping mall, Jean Nouvel's building contains an office spaces and 900m2 of residential space. Oficially the complex is known as Quartier 207. The whole is located at the corner of Französischestrasse and Friedrichstrasse and appears as an distinctive urbanistic accent. It is one the most recognizable city views. The Q207 looks especially impressive at night when the stripes of light alongside the ceiling lines are illuminating.
The gallery is located in centrum, near Unter den Linden that follows from Brandenburg Gate to Museum Island. It is first branch of La Fayette, a famous parisian department store, opened in Germany.