On October 12, 2011, CA Immo started construction work on a hotel on the Europacity site, adjacent to Berlin's main rail station.
With around 410 rooms, the largest InterCityHotel so far will be situated on the side of the main station facing the Chancellery building. The 30-metre structure has been designed by the architects Reichel + Stauth on the basis of an existing urban planning concept.
The building will have gross floor space of 19,800 m² and accommodate roughly 70 parking spaces. Two commercial units (not part of the hotel itself) will connect the building to the local area and, it is hoped, breathe life into the public spaces. The hotel is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2013.
Europacity district developing fast
The Europacity development project covers some 40 hectares directly adjacent to Berlin's main rail station. Along with the state of Berlin and Deutsche Bahn (the German national railway company), CA Immo is one of the main landowners on the site with around 20 hectares.
In addition to the InterCityHotel, CA Immo is constructing the new German headquarters of the oil company TOTAL on the same site. Three other companies have acquired plots of land in the Europacity area with a view to realizing their own development projects.
A mixed-use city district is thus poised to emerge gradually on the site over the next few years; various residential, occupational, cultural and leisure facilities will combine to create a vibrant new quarter for the city. Extensive areas of parkland and greenery, a promenade alongside the canal and a new, centrally located city harbor will ensure a high quality of life.
Source: CA Immo