Hines unveils plans for 665 residential units in Berlin

WCN Editorial Team 12 Aug 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Real estate firm Hines has announced plans to build 665 new residential units in Schöneberger Linse neighbourhood in Berlin, Germany.

The new project, which involves revitalisation and development of the Schöneberger Linse neighbourhood, is expected to increase the appeal of the city quarter of Südkreuz (Stadtquartier Südkreuz), located in the south of Berlin.

To promote interactivity between the future residents, Hines is planning to establish a wide range of community amenities at Südkreuz.

Berlin Urban Development Senator Katrin Lompscher said: “There will be new apartments in this area, which are conveniently located and with a kindergarten and communal areas in the neighborhood – a quarter of them will be rent-controlled.

“I am pleased that a lively quarter for young and old will be built here, ready for occupancy by the end of next year.”

The new residential units, which are planned to be constructed in a total area of 21,430m², is expected to be completed by autumn 2020 and will accommodate around 1,200 residents.

The new homes will include 213 micro-apartments for students and 116 subsidised social apartments for rent as well as a selection of apartments with between one and four rooms.

Additionally, the Stadtquartier Südkreuz residential project will comprise 11,550m² of office and commercial space as well as a comprehensive range of community amenities.

Hine Germany co-managing director Christoph Reschke said: “The Stadtquartier Südkreuz is the first residential project of its kind in Europe undertaken by Hines.

“Our objective is to follow the Berlin tradition of achieving a diverse mix of residents, to incorporate the concept of people living together and to promote maximum living comfort and lifestyle quality for the future residents.”

Hines managing director Joachim Wintzer said: “With Stadtquartier Südkreuz, we are designing new living spaces for the people of Berlin. Our findings have established that traditional residential models are no longer fit for purpose. Sharing is becoming increasing popular in the living segment.

“Therefore, we are concentrating on the sharing principle and we have made a significant move into designing the future of residential living.”

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Image: Illustration of the Hines’ new proposed residential units in Berlin. Photo: courtesy of Hines.

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