Biosphere Potsdam

A new and attractive use will be found for the Potsdam Tropical House from 2017. A feasibility study conducted by Drees & Sommer examined which options were technically and economically viable. In addition to the study, Drees & Sommer supported the opinion-forming process as well as aiding the client in various committees. Furthermore, the profitability analysis included, for the first time, a budgetary analysis on behalf of the city council. The client’s requirements were successfully met by bringing together technical and economic expertise.

Additional value

  • Study provides roadmap for successful redevelopment of Biosphere

Project data


Pro­Potsdam GmbH, Potsdam


Potsdam, Germany

Project duration:

March 2014 – January 2015


Barkow Leibinger, Berlin


8,300 – 19,000 m²

Useful floor area:

7,000 – 15,000 m²

Construction cost:

€ 3.5 – 6.5 million

Individual services

  • Technical Feasibility Study
  • Potential Analysis
  • Utilization Concept
  • Cost Analysis
  • Quick Check Market Analysis
  • Recommended Course of Action
  • Profitability Analysis

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