Quartier Heidestrasse neighbourhood picks up speed: foundation stone laid for three buildings

23.03.2021 Grundsteinlegung im Quartier Heidestra§e fŸr die Objekte: QH Colonades, QH Straight und QH Crown. vl.: Nina Sleska, GeschŠftsfŸhrerin ROBERTNEUN Architekten; Oliver Collignon von CollignonArchitektur; Hans Joachim Paap, Associate Partner gmp architekten; Thomas Bergander, GeschŠftsfŸhrer Taurecon Real Estate Consulting GmbH; Martin Hakiel, Director gmp architekten

Berlin, March 23, 2021 Today there were three reasons to celebrate in Quartier Heidestrasse (QH): The foundation stone was laid for the sub-projects QH Colonnades, QH Straight, and for the southern cube of QH Crown. In total, 67,000 m2 of gross floor space will be created on Heidestraße for residential, office, retail, and restaurant use by the end of 2022. The ceremony was held in a small circle due to the pandemic.

Regula Lüscher, Senate Building Director and State Secretary at the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing: “Three building sites, three architectural languages. robertneun raw and industrial, collignon, elegant and classic, gmp sculptural and valuable. Three characters that correspond to today’s Berlin. Diverse, colorful, metropolitan. With the addition of the western construction fields, Europacity can be experienced as a city within the city with a high architectural quality, different types of housing and a diverse mix of uses. This cannot be taken for granted, but is the result of constructive cooperation between the State of Berlin, the project developer and all those involved in the planning.”

Foundations for a vibrant combination of living, working and recreation

On the occasion of the great progress of the newly emerging quarter near Berlin’s main station, Thomas Bergander, managing director of the project developer Taurecon, said: “In the Heidestrasse quarter, work is going on unabated to create the foundations for a lively coexistence of living, working, and leisure environments. All the teams involved are pleased and grateful that we have been able to continue our project despite all the difficulties. Quartier Heidestrasse stands for liveliness, good neighbourhoods, and productive spaces. Today, we are pleased to lay the foundation stones for our three sub-projects QH Colonnades, QH Straight, and QH Crown South and would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners and the responsible offices of the building administration for their support. A big thank you also goes to our team for moving this major project forward. “

„Mix it like Berlin!“ – The future is for the city

With diverse usage, the QH Colonnades, QH Straight and QH Crown South projects embody the urban concept of the Heidestrasse neighbourhood. Across from the already completed and occupied ensemble QH Core, on the lively Quartiersplatz, QH Colonnades will rise with classic elegance and with green retreats in the inner courtyard. On approximately 20,955 sqm of gross floor space, 132 exclusive apartments for rent, approximately 5,350 sqm of gross floor space for offices and approximately 3,150 sqm of gross floor space for retail, restaurants, and studios are being built here. The design for the building is by Collignon Architects.
This building to the north is followed by QH Straight. As with QH Core, ROBERTNEUN Architekten is responsible for the design of this project. It confronts the viewer with an extravagant, quasi unfinished concrete facade and vertically accentuated window openings. In its casual roughness, QH Straight offers a total of approximately 22,130 sqm of GFA inside. This includes 131 rental apartments, a further approx. 5,500 sqm of GFA is planned for offices and around 2,800 sqm of GFA is planned for commercial space on the basement level.

QH Crown with its brightness and bronze and brass elements exudes metropolitan solidity and dignity

The northern end of the quarter is formed by the two-part ensemble QH Crown, for whose southern component the foundation stone was also laid today. With their brightness and bronze and brass elements, the facades radiate metropolitan solidity and dignity. Behind it are around 24,145 sqm of gross floor space. Here, as well, about 130 exclusive rental apartments, offices with about 5,720 sqm of gross floor area, and about 2,590 sqm of gross floor area for retail and restaurants are planned. The design is being handled by gmp Architekten, who are thus setting a further landmark in Berlin’s new center within shouting distance of the main train station which was also designed by their office.

Taurecon Real Estate Consulting

The company was founded by Thomas Bergander. The focus of activities is on project development for private and institutional clients as well as real estate due diligence. In Berlin, the company is responsible for the project development of the Quartier Heidestrasse in Europacity and coordinates the entire planning process from conception to realization and marketing. The services include, among others, the commissioning and coordination of the teams involved, the monitoring of development plans and competitions, and the organization of marketing. For the Wasserstadt project in the Europacity Berlin, Taurecon takes over the monitoring on behalf of Adler Real Estate. Likewise, Taurecon organizes the entire purchasing process for its clients upon request.


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