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Expertise for a new urban precinct

A new precinct is developed in the Europacity district in the heart of Berlin. Drees & Sommer’s role includes providing design and management expertise for the largest contiguous subproject, the Heidestrasse precinct. The basic parameters alone are impressive: The project will provide a gross floor area of some 175,000 square meters of commercial and retail space along Heidestrasse.

There will also be nearly 1,000 apartments, one quarter of which will be rent-controlled housing. Since 2014, the Drees & Sommer project managers have been working closely with the customer, Quartier Heidestraße GmbH, on the development of the precinct. They have already revised the land-use plan, planned the local infrastructure, organized architectural competitions, and supported marketing of the real estate. The professional advice provided was one of the reasons the customer decided early on to develop and realize the entire precinct with Drees & Sommer. More of the company’s integrated expertise was called upon in the later stages of the project – including general specialist and logistics planning and DGNB district certification.

Added value

  • All budget specifications and deadlines have been met or beaten
  • Investment and operating costs have been reduced
  • Development of a striking logo and corporate design for the Heidestrasse district

 

Project Data

Client:

Quartier Heidestrasse GmbH, Berlin

Project Duration:

December 2014 - 2023

Architects:

RobertNeun Architekten, Berlin; gmp Architekten, Berlin; EM2N Architekten, Berlin; Collignon Architektur, Berlin; CKRS Architekten, Berlin

Number of subprojects:

8

Length of block:

500 m (currently the city’s largest building pit and the largest contiguous urban development)

GFA:

Above ground: approx. 270,000 m² / Total: approx. 350,000 m²

Services provided

  • Land-use plan development
  • planning
  • construction logistics
  • Lean Construction Management (LCM®)
  • General Construction Management (GCM)
  • architectural competitions
  • FM consulting
  • Integrated Urban Solutions
  • digitization consulting
  • marketing
  • consulting 
  • project management 
  • General Technical Planning (GTP) 
  • energy consulting
  • DGNB district certifcation

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