Smart Cookie: Berlin Has One of the Most Intelligent Buildings in the World

© Yves Sucksdorf
Offices with a river view: behind the glass façade of ‘The Terrace’ is a mass of intelligence.

If you are looking for a smart address you will find it on the banks of the Spree river, in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin. Here, ANH Hausbesitz GmbH & Co. KG has completed the last building in its distinctive new quarter – The Terrace. The special feature of the office building: a high degree of digitization. Sensors collect data along with meter readings for future optimization of the building controls. This is why The Terrace has been awarded with a SmartScore Platinum certification and thus recognized as one of the smartest buildings in the world. And the property is also WiredScore Gold-certified because of its excellent connectivity, digital infrastructure and its high system reliability. Drees & Sommer SE specializes in construction and real estate consulting. The firm has supported ANH Hausbesitz through the certification process. With the provision of workplace-related advice and interior design consulting services, the company thus contributed to the creation of a future-proof working environment.

The Terrace completes the distinctive architectural ensemble of four buildings that has been built over the past nine years on ANH’s plot, a former industrial site near the Spree river in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district. The developer and operator itself is now moving into the stepped building, which features decorative concrete, glass, and galvanized grating. It will occupy the second level of the seven-floor building, which enjoys an unobstructed view of the Spree river. Here, users will be greeted by a future-proof workspace combining collaborative shared areas and focus spaces. Consultants from Drees & Sommer developed the workplace design in close consultation with ANH and realized the interior design, which creates a sense of identity and consists of contrasting materials, varied color schemes and multi-functional work areas.

High End Design with Panoramic Views

In addition to the workplace design, Drees & Sommer also participated in the development of a digital concept for The Terrace. The SmartScore Platinum-certified complex offers everything needed for working in a digital world. Find out more about its high degree of digitization in our press release.