ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION QUARTIER HEIDESTRASSE

Special area: Two first prizes awarded
THE OFFICES OF ROBERTNEUN ARCHITEKTEN (BERLIN) AND GMP ARCHITEKTEN VON GERKAN, MARG UND PARTNER (BERLIN) WERE AWARDED FIRST PRIZE FOR THEIR DESIGNS FOR THE PLANNED SPECIAL AREA IN THE HEIDESTRASSE QUARTER.

The jury formulated recommendations for both submissions for further processing. After a new evaluation by the judges, one of the two designs will be chosen for implementation. The 3rd prize was awarded to the office AllesWirdGut (Vienna). The Heidestraße quarter is being developed as part of Europacity. The tender was for the heart of the quarter, where large-scale retail, residential and commercial spaces will be realised as the first sub-project on a floor area of 9,490 m2. The task was to design the facades and develop floor plans for the respective areas of use.

The winners of the competition were selected from seven entries. The competition was carried out by the awarding authority, Quartier Heidestraße GmbH, in coordination with the Senate Department for Urban Development, the Mitte district and the Berlin Chamber of Architects. AllesWirdGut ZT GmbH (Vienna), ARTEC Architekten (Vienna), Cobe Architects GmbH (Copenhagen/Berlin), gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (Berlin), kadawittfeldarchitektur gmbH (Berlin), Kleihues + Kleihues Gesellschaft für Architekten mbH (Berlin), ROBERTNEUN Architekten GmbH (Berlin) participated. Drees & Sommer Berlin was responsible for the invitation to tender and preliminary review of the competition.

The judges include Senate Building Director Regula Lüscher, Steffen Klette representing the Berlin-Mitte Urban Planning Office, and Thomas Bergander, Managing Director of Quartier Heidestraße GmbH.

QUARTIER HEIDESTRASSE GMB

Founded in 2014, the company has set itself the goal of developing the Quartier Heidestraße project as part of Europacity into a vibrant urban district. In the spirit of the “Berlin mix”, residential and office buildings, commercial areas, public streets and squares are to be built here. A total of around 175,000 sqm GFA of commercial and retail space and around 860 apartments are planned for the Heidestraße quarter. The managing director of the GmbH is Thomas Bergander.

TAURECON CONSULTING GMBH

TAURECON Real Estate Consulting GmbH was founded by Thomas Bergander. The focus of activities is on real estate due diligence and project development for private and institutional clients. In the area of existing properties, TAURECON reviews residential properties as well as commercial properties with a focus on office, logistics and retail. TAURECON organizes the entire purchase process for its customers on request. In project development, TAURECON coordinates the entire planning process for its clients, from conception to completion, both for new construction projects and for conversion of existing buildings. In line with its “Urban Living” mission statement, the company is currently transforming the “Blue Towers” in Frankfurt am Main into an integrated residential location. Many years of expertise and an extensive network of partners and service providers help to solve tasks quickly, efficiently and flexibly.