Administration Building of the Security Services – BER Berlin-Brandenburg Airport

A behind the scene look into busy flight operations. Helping supervise important aspects in the general planning of the large-scale BER project is a massive undertaking.

ProjectBuilding for Airport Security
ClientFlughafen Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
DesignGewers Pudewill
Scope of workGeneral planning work phase 1-7, (8)
Size11,800 sqm
TeamArchitect in charge Thomas Birk
PhotographerEberle & Eisfeld

During the development and construction of the “ServiceCity”, which also includes the buildings of ground transport services and security services, Gewers Pudewil did just that. Without a content service staff, nothing works – or flies. That is why the new buildings were to be perceived as being on equal architectural footing in terms of design and quality as the terminal itself. With their soothing exposed concrete structures and clear design concepts; the buildings convey a sense of generosity and order.

Since no supports are visible from the outside, the building gives off a sense of lightness in spite of its size and optically reflects the theme of flight. The administrative building of the security services was built in close coordination with the corresponding authorities and federal ministries. Because the building is also used by other agencies such as customs, the federal police and airport security, the building had to meet a wide range of requirements, all of which were taken into account.