grasblau – offices behind the scenes
The building is being erected in the immediate vicinity of the popular business area Potsdamer Platz, attractively situation on the Landwehrkanal. Despite the urban, inner-city surroundings directly at the central thoroughfare Hallesches Ufer, the location is advantageous as it has an extraordinarily quiet and green micro location. grasblau is being built “behind the scenes”, in the second row behind an existing CA Immo building in Berlin’s trendy Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg neighbourhood.
The grasblau office building was designed by Berlin architect’s office HPP Architects. The facade, largely made of glass, mirrors the calm, green surroundings. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow lots of natural light to the back of the office space. The transparency is further supported by an atrium at the centre of the building.
The layout allows for efficient office solutions for all types of use, from individual offices to combination solutions to open space. The office floors with around 2,000 m² (21,500 ft²) of rental space can be split into smaller rental units starting at 216 m² (2325 ft²) if required. In addition, bigger rental units include generously proportioned balconies that are up to 61 m² (656 ft²) large.
The highlights are the 230 m² (2,476 ft²) communal roof terrace, which will be available to all tenants, and an atrium reaching to the roof and overlooked by the rental units via galleries.
Like all CA Immo project developments, grasblau is being developed as a green building. This includes an optimised, innovative energy concept, where the requirements of the German Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) have been significantly exceeding. In addition, priority has been given to non-harmful and environmentally-friendly construction materials, and showers for cyclists and charging stations for electric cars and e-bikes will be installed. Gold standard certification by the German Sustainable Building Council is being aimed for after the building is completed.
|Our performance||Construction Management|
|Client||CA Immo Deutschland GmbH|
|Location||Central Berlin location. In the immediate vicinity of the popular office location Potsdamer Platz and in a preferred location on the Landwehrkanal.|
|Building type||Office building|
|Gross floor area||12,700m² rental area|
|Construction time||2020 – 2023|
|A view of the construction process||Grasblau Webcam|