CA Immo has completed the Hochhaus am Europaplatz (High-rise at Europaplatz) in Berlin ahead of time and under budget after a construction period of just under 4 years. CA Immo's total investment in the building, which comprises c. 23,000m² of rental space, amounts to c. €150m. The building was fully let to the auditing and consultancy firm KMPG even before construction began. The building, which is located directly at Berlin's main railway station, was handed over to the tenant at the same time as its completion.
Keegan Viscius, CEO of CA Immo: “We are delighted to have completed construction on CA Immo’s tenth building in the Europacity submarket ahead of time and under budget, and to have handed over for occupation to the single tenant KPMG. At 84 meters high, Hochaus am Europaplatz is a landmark building in the submarket and another step forward in the continued revitalisation of this urban quarter. With this development, we have completed a nearly net zero building with the technology, specification, certification, and sustainability features to provide an exceptional Berlin headquarters for KPMG – a longstanding tenant of the submarket and valued client of CA Immo.”
The building was realised in compliance with strict sustainability criteria. The focus was not only on energy-optimised and resource-saving operations but also on making the construction process as sustainable as possible. The CO2 balance of the building over its entire life cycle was optimised with the help of a life cycle analysis and will be approximately 15% below the current recommendations of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) as a result. The legal requirements with regard to primary energy consumption in the subsequent operation of the building will also be significantly undercut by c. 15% - the building is thus a Nearly Zero Energy Building according to the definition of the EU Commission. The CO2 emissions forecast for the building's operation will even be almost 40% below the current reference value. After completion of the building, CA Immo will have a sustainability certification according to DGNB carried out. The aim is to achieve at least a gold certificate. Currently, over 70 per cent of all CA Immo office buildings already have a sustainability certificate.
Designed by allmannwappner Architekten, the high-rise building with its c. 84-metre-high tower and 4-6-storey base structure the building extends over a total of 22 floors and was designed according to KPMG's needs. In addition to the office floors, it will have a modern conference centre and a cafeteria for employees - the Sky Deli on the top floor of the building. In addition, employees will have access to two terraces on the roof of the base building. On the ground floor, a spacious lobby with a multi-storey atrium and a restaurant that is also open to the public will invite both visitors and employees of KPMG.