UP! Berlin

Talking about a revolution! In Berlin-Friedrichshain, one of the city’s most exciting locations, an old GDR building from 1978, now has a new chapter to look forward to: as a state-of-the-art working space.

ProjectConversion of a former department store into an office building
ClientSIGNA / Berlin, Ostbahnhof Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG
DesignArchitects: Jasper Architects and Gewers Pudewill
Scope of workGeneral planning work phase 1-5, (8), building planning work phase 1-5, (8)
Size65,000 sqm
TeamArchitect in charge Alexander Mendelsohn
Photographer (Construction Site)Philipp Winter

A change is already underway as seen in the massive facades that have been opened on all sides with monumental, partly wedge-shaped incisions over the entire height of the building. This radical approach helps create four spectacular canyons, which, together with green terraces and generous glazed windows allow light and air to flow into the new office lofts.

65,000 square meters of contemporary and welcoming working space with impressive ceiling heights of up to 5 meters have been created. Impressive both inside and out, the building makes a strong statement for the area and the time.