A new topping-out wreath hovers over Germany’s largest technology park, Berlin-Adlershof: After only 9 months of building construction, the shell of the new OfficeLab Campus Adlershof was completed. The project partners – the Berlin-based project developer immobilien-experten-ag. (immexa) and the general contractor Adolf Lupp GmbH + Co KG – celebrated the topping-out ceremony in the presence of Oliver Igel, Mayor of the Treptow-Köpenick District of Berlin.
When completed in early 2023, the Adlershof OfficeLab campus will have around 26,000 square meters of multifunctional office space, 218 underground parking spaces, and more than 170 bicycle parking spaces. The Wagner-Régeny-Strasse/corner of Hans-Schmidt-Strasse location is optimally connected to the Berlin city center and the capital’s airport BER due to its immediate proximity to the Adlershof S-Bahn station.
The office rental space is distributed above ground over two five-story building sections with approximately 16,000 and 10,000 square meters. These can be flexibly subdivided into rental units starting at 500 square meters and allow the implementation of modern workspace concepts and uses, for example as physical laboratory space. Both parts of the building will also receive attractive terraces and a high-quality finish with heating/cooling ceiling sails and cavity floors for flexible cabling. The new building will be connected to Adlershof’s high-performance fiber optic network with 100 Gbit/s and is thus ideally suited for digital-networked work. In addition, the building will be certified with the LEED Gold sustainability standard.
“The new building is a clear sign that the success story of the Science and Technology Park is continuing. In recent years, the site has developed into an urban location with quality of stay,” says Mayor Oliver Igel. The campus character is clearly noticeable, he said. Also, the office remains as the place for work and exchange.
Mareike Lechner, board member of immobilien-experten-ag. says: “The topic of working from home is currently being discussed against the backdrop of companies’ future office space needs. Major Silicon Valley tech companies have announced pay cuts of up to 15% in some cases for employees who want to continue working from home. However, we consider maintaining a work-life balance, i.e. the separation of work and private life, to be more significant in the long term. We also think it unlikely that the majority of people would be willing to rent or buy an extra half-room the next time they look for an apartment so that their employer can save on their own workspace at the office. In this regard, offices will continue to be in demand and needed in the future.”
Michael Fuchs, Managing Director of Adolf Lupp GmbH + Co KG, adds: “We have completed the shell for the OfficeLab Campus Adlershof on schedule and are now in the home stretch towards completion by early 2023.” The long-established, family-run construction company Lupp became a joint venture partner of immobilien-experten-ag. in 2020 and is building the project as a turnkey general contractor. The design for the OfficeLab Campus Adlershof comes from the Berlin architectural firm GBP, which has already planned the Mercedes-Benz Arena and the Soho House.
Further information about the new OfficeLab-Campus in Adlershof here: officelab-campus.berlin