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PORR builds energy-efficient housing complex in Berlin-Rummelsberg

In early December 2021 , PORR’s Berlin-based building construction subsidiary signed the GC contract for the construction of a housing complex at Fischerstrasse 8-11 in the Lichtenberg district. The client, Cloud Office Planungsgesellschaft mbH, will oversee the excavation and construction documentation for the project. Meanwhile, Schwäbische Wohnungs AG and Ruppmann Investment GmbH will be responsible for the project development of the three residential buildings. Construction is set to begin in March 2022, with overall completion planned for August 2023.

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The area around the Rummelsburger Bucht lake has been built up a lot since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Its green spaces and picturesque lakeside paths, old-fashioned small-town charm in the heart of a city and proximity to the trendy Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg area have attracted a lot of young people to this popular East-Berlin neighbourhood in recent years. The housing complex on Fischerstrasse will have a gross floor area of 7,800 m2 with 153 fully accessible, comfortably furnished 1- and 2-bedroom flats.

Living in comfort (with a view)

A 6-storey rectangular block is being built facing the street, with large studio windows and parapets made of steel and glass. Brick surfaces will accentuate the bays and the ground-floor façade of the building, which will contain 105 flats on a gross floor area of 5,108 m2. The inner courtyard at the rear will be home to another two brightly plastered 3-storey complexes, each containing 24 residential units. Each flat will have a terrace or balcony providing a peaceful spot overlooking green spaces.

Each of the buildings will comply with the KfW 40 Efficiency House standard. As such, there are high demands in terms of meticulous construction work and energy-efficient housing technology. Heating will be supplied by the Berlin district heating grid. The bathrooms will also be fitted with electric towel heaters and ventilated by means of a monitored central exhaust air unit.

Special logistical concept saves the day

The Fischerstrasse construction project presents a very specific set of challenges: The existing buildings surrounding the site need to be secured and the streets in the vicinity are very narrow. On top of that, the neighbouring vocational college generates a high volume of foot traffic. A special logistical concept has been developed with the aim of overcoming these complex challenges.

Michael Fischer, Senior Site Manager of the Fischerstrasse project, is more than happy with how it’s going: “We are proud of our good reputation for reliability in terms of deadlines and costs and our high level of expertise, which helped win us this contract. It goes without saying that the entire PORR team will give its all to ensure that this isn’t the last project of its kind.” 


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