QUARTIER HEIDESTRASSE AWARDED BY THE ZIA FOR INNOVATION

In this year’s innovation competition of the ZIA Zentraler Immobilienausschuss e.V., Quartier Heidestrasse was honored for its concept of developing intermixed urban spaces as a digital network within the innovation cluster “Intelligent Energy Supply and Digitalisation in Networked Neighbourhoods”.

As the heart of Berlin’s Europacity, the 8.5-hectare, urban-mixed neighbourhood Heidestrasse relies on comprehensive digital networking of all areas of life. The objective: transformation of Berlin’s neighbourhood structures into a modern campus feeling. The basis for this was a methodical analysis of the real needs of the various target groups, followed by innovation competitions for each task area, in which the qualitatively and economically best solution was determined for each sub-area by means of manufacturer and utility value analyses. A process unique in Europe, developed especially for the Heidestrasse neighbourhood.