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LIESE residential tower, Berlin

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Company PORR GmbH & Co. KGaA / pde Integrale Planung GmbH
Principal HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH
Location Berlin - Germany
Type Residential construction, Commercial building
Runtime 06.2019 - 06.2022

Affordable sustainable living in the colossal Lichtenberger Riese

HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH awarded the contract for this construction scheme, comprising a 22-storey residential tower at Frankfurter Allee 218, Berlin, to general contractor PORR Building Construction East Region. PORR was supported by pde Integrale Planung, which was responsible for the BIM service area.

A grand total of 394 apartments and some 2,800m2 of commercial space now stand beside the Lichtenberger Bridge on a site measuring just 4,600m2. The 64m-high LIechtenberger RieSE – or LIESE for short – is a triumph of affordable sustainable living in the centre of Berlin, featuring 50 per cent assisted living spaces and a climate-friendly overall concept.

Apartments in the 22-storey high-rise range from studios to four-room flats. The tower can accommodate up to 14 commercial spaces in addition to approx. 22,000m2 of residential area. All the apartments can be accessed in a wheelchair,

with 164 fully accessible throughout. Once the final touches are complete, tenants will have access to soundproofed outdoor relaxation spaces with an exercise trail, giant swings, recreational football field and even a small sandpit. The roof terrace features seating, raised garden beds, a climbing wall and areas for sporting activities.

Environmentally friendly development

Decentralised home stations provide a direct hot water supply to each apartment, along with central ventilation and heat recovery for an ideal energy balance. The decentralised drinking water stations alone save up to 30 per cent energy in the hot water supply, as they work at a lower system temperature.

Along with drinking water stations, each apartment features ventilation and heat recovery via a heat exchanger. This system works by expelling the air used and simultaneously drawing in fresh air from outside, enabling up to 82 per cent heat recovery.