This Thursday, project developer OVG Bischoff and Carsten Spallek, District Councilor in charge of urban development, construction, economy and public order in Berlin-Mitte, kicked off construction of the office building HumboldtHafenEins in Berlin-Mitte.
Carsten Spallek underlined: “Beginning the construction of the office building HumboldtHafenEins will boost the development around the Humboldthafen. The design of this attractive and ultra-modern structure will set new standards in terms of sustainability and it will be an architectural landmark in this district”.
Coen van Oostrom, managing partner of OVG Bischoff, said: “We are very excited to start the construction of our first building in Berlin. We are a leading developer of highly energy efficient and innovative office buildings in the Netherlands. In Germany, we intend HumboldtHafenEins to be a first milestone. I am confident that more projects will follow”.
Jürgen Bischoff, managing partner of OVG Bischoff, added: “We are pleased that this first joint project is taking shape and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Berlin Senate and the district Mitte for their constructive cooperation.”
The office and commercial building HumboldtHafenEins, scheduled to be finished in early 2015, was designed by architects KSP Jürgen Engel. The spacious public promenade along the water, lined with arcaded restaurants and cafés, will create a pleasant and sophisticated atmosphere.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), international auditing and consulting firm, will be the anchor tenant. In mid-2012 a lease for approximately 24,400 m² of office space and 260 underground parking spaces was signed. Roughly 5,400 m² of office and hospitality space are available. In early March the building was sold to two pension funds.
In October 2012, the office building HumboldtHafenEins received the DGNB Gold pre-certification and currently ranks among the five most sustainable office buildings in Germany.