New urban quarter AM TACHELES celebrates its topping-out

AM TACHELES, an extraordinary place to live, work, shop, enjoy art and culture in the heart of the German capital celebrates its topping-out today. In addition to the extensively renovated former Kunsthaus Tacheles the new quarter encompasses seven residential high-rises of the utmost quality and three office buildings that will offer tenants modern, sustainable spaces. The current schedule envisages the first buildings being ready for occupancy in the second half of 2022. The completion of the entire quarter is scheduled for mid-2023. With the opening of the Berlin branch of Swedish photography museum “Fotografiska”, the former Kunsthaus Tacheles will once again become a place for culture. Today’s topping-out ceremony is also a way of thanking the roughly 500 construction workers who are at present active on the site every day.

An attractive offering of stores and restaurants will line the public squares and streets of the new quarter and invite people to linger. Moreover, the Aaron-Bernstein-Platz will on completion be one of the largest plazas in Berlin’s Mitte district. The green areas of the urban quarter total some 9,000 m² and no less than about 170 trees will be planted. All the squares and thoroughfares in the quarter will be open to the public and pedestrians only – and night.

Opened originally in 1908 the Friedrichstrassenpassage was a special feature of the Spandauer Vorstadt and once linked the two streets Friedrichstrasse and Oranienburger Strasse. This is the idea taken up by the project development of pwr development on behalf of a real-estate fund associated with Aermont Capital in the guise of the urban planning concept by the renowned architectural office Herzog & de Meuron. It involves giving a fresh interpretation to the historical connection.

A total of 42,500 m² of rental office space is available in the three extraordinary, prestigious office buildings by Herzog & de Meuron and Grüntuch Ernst Architekten. And several tenants have already rented space.

Around 77 percent of the condominiums – ranging from small apartments to spacious homes over 300 m² in size have already been taken.

In addition, in 2022 REWE will open one of the largest and most modern fresh food supermarkets in Berlin’s Mitte district here – with a footprint of no less than 3,300 m².

The urban quarter AM TACHELES fills one of the last remaining major long-standing gaps in the urban fabric of Berlin’s Mitte district. An extraordi-nary residential, work, shopping, art and culture quarter is arising covering a total of some 84,700 m² of effective area in the heart of the German capital. Ten eye-catching new buildings will define AM TACHELES, of which seven are residential blocks, each with its own unique design, and three high-end office buildings. The former Kunsthaus Tacheles will regain its purpose as a cultural space – as the home to the international museum for photography and art - Fotografiska.
A unique retail quarter with selected stores and restaurantswill flank the public plazas and streetsin the new quarter – inviting pass-ers-by to tarry a while. Once complete, the Aaron Bernstein Platz will, more-over, be one of the largest plazas in the Mitte district. The concept hinges on the idea of taking the historical ur-ban structure and with it creating an open and vibrant new quarter offering an array of usages and boasting truly unusual architecture. pwr develop-ment as the project developers have relied in this regard on the creativity of both Basel’s Herzog & de Meuron and Berlin architects Grüntuch-Ernstand Büro Brandlhuber+ Muck Petzet.

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