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Old May 3rd, 2011, 01:16 AM   #321
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More Pix of Berliner projects please.

Even if its only smaller projects. Im, of course, very interested in them.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 02:17 AM   #323
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Interesting video, thanks for that.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #324
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Some decent stuff posted on SSP:

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Prado, Sophie-Charlotte, Bauhaus-Living has already started construction.


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Another new build on Linien str summer 2010 by Khaz!


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Old May 26th, 2011, 11:23 AM   #325
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Cool, I love Berliner architecture!
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Old May 26th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #326
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what in particular?

The modern (and controversal) Berliner Klassik?
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Old May 27th, 2011, 08:47 AM   #327
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I will post it here but it also applies to Frankfurt and other German cities

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Sternecker Brewery will be renovated into condos. Here, a rendering of the project, to be completed in 2013.

Germany is famous for its beer, but its breweries are becoming an attraction to real-estate investors in their own right.

As breweries consolidate and older properties become obsolete, investors are snapping them up to convert to other uses, primarily residential. About 20 breweries are being redeveloped in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin and other cities, with many more projects already completed.

Developers are being drawn to these properties by the attractive tax breaks in Germany for redeveloping historic buildings as well as the locations of the industrial brewery complexes. Built in the 19th and early 20th centuries near water for ice and cooling, many of them are in the middle of well-developed areas of cities.

At the same time, these projects reflect the growing strength of the German housing market, which has sparked new development throughout the country. In 2009, the latest figures available, building permits were already beginning to rise, going to 177,570 from 174,691 in 2008.

That was still below the 247,793 permits issued in 2006, but market experts say development has steadily risen since 2009, as financing has become more widely available. Developers can borrow as much as 70% to 75% of a project's cost, according to Julius Stinauer, a senior consultant in residential research for Jones Lang LaSalle.

Sales of apartment buildings to investors also are strong. Transaction volume hit €3 billion ($4.21 billion) last year, and this year investors are on track to double that amount, according to Jones Lang.

Currently, about 30% to 40% of residential projects under construction will be rented, while the rest will sell individual units as condominiums. The rental-apartment market in big cities is tight, with vacancy rates typically around 3%, or even lower in high-demand areas of the big cities.

One of the most successful past brewery redevelopments is the "Kulturbrauerei," or culture brewery, in Berlin, a multiuse project with 40 tenants, including retail, restaurants, clubs and a movie theater. The complex of red-brick buildings from the mid-1800s, reopened about 10 years ago, is one of the biggest night-life attractions in Berlin, with clubs open all night. In the winter, the owners set up a German Christmas market, drawing people for mulled wine and sausage. The developer, TLG Immobilien, also maintained the original look of the brewery, keeping old, painted signs marking the different buildings.

The latest crop of brewery developments also are mixed use, but with a more residential focus. In Nuremberg, a project at the Tucher brewery will leave the water tower as a centerpiece, but the developer, KIB Group, will tear down most of the old buildings. It will build 600 to 700 residential units in the forms of condominiums, lofts and town houses, along with a day care and retail and restaurant space.

Residential units will be both for sale and for rent. One of the historical buildings that KIB will save will be converted into offices, apartments and a restaurant with a beer garden, says Frank Tzatik, a manager with the firm.

In a trendy part of Frankfurt called Sachsenhausen, developers are working on a plan to build about 700 residential units, offices and a day-care center on an old brewery site, along with redeveloping the skyline-dominating Henninger tower, which used to hold grain during the brewing process. The developer, Actris AG, declined to elaborate on the project.

In Berlin, there are eight brewery-conversion projects underway, according to Savills research, a reflection of huge demand for renovated rental apartments in the trendy eastern and more industrial parts of the city. While rents in Berlin are still the lowest of major German cities, they increased from an average of 78 U.S. cents a square foot at the beginning of 2008 to 94 cents a square foot at the end of last year, according to Jones Lang.

Two of the Berlin projects are by GrundStein, a developer specializing in renovating historical properties. The first, the Sternecker brewery built in 1885, will have 46 condos for sale, all located on Berlin's Weissen lake, with easy access to the beach and docks. Units cost from $352.40 to $430.71 a square foot.

The second project is similar, with 66 units ranging in size from 538 square feet to 1,615 square feet. The residential condo units will be in four different buildings built as part of the Schultheiss brewery in 1857. Units will cost between $377.20 and $469.87 a square foot.

GrundStein is seeing interest from both individual buyers looking for a place to live and investors hoping to buy a few units to rent out. Both sets of investors are attracted to the property in part because of the tax breaks associated with a historically protected building, says Claudia Germandi, a spokesman for GrundStein.

"These breweries, they're really old, they don't look that great right now," says Ms. Germandi. But, once renovated, the living spaces are very desirable—tall ceilings, loft-like floor plans and wooden details. She says those types of apartments get snapped up quickly.

"It's difficult to find good apartments" in Berlin, she adds. "The market is tight."
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Old May 28th, 2011, 04:27 AM   #328
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Berlin has some of the best lowrise and medium-rise architecture I've seen. Its modern buildings are sleek, sophisticated and elegant.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #329
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what in particular?

The modern (and controversal) Berliner Klassik?
If that's the 'retro' architecture that's being built all over the city, yes I do
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Old June 28th, 2011, 04:08 AM   #330
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Berlin | Berlin Brandenburg Airport "Willy Brandt" (BER)

Берлин fück ja!

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Südpier

Hauptpier Im Hintergrund sieht man deutlich, wie die Fluggastbrücke für den A380 herausragt.

Fluggastbrücke A380

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Old June 29th, 2011, 10:58 AM   #331
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The new Berlin Airport is quite impressive and I really like the timeless design. It will be a reference for future airport designs for sure.
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Old August 7th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #332
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Leipziger Platz 12 (former Wertheim department store)

Some pics from the 1st of August taken by me:

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Zoofenster (Waldorf-Astoria hotel)

Some new pics of this 118m highrise in West-Berlin (all pics taken by me on the 2nd of August):

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Old August 8th, 2011, 02:32 AM   #334
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a lot of things going on in Berlin.
Keep up the good work!
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Old August 9th, 2011, 08:06 AM   #335
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I love Berlin. Great city, and I have great memories of being there, even after catching the worst flu while there

The Bauhaus style really makes Berlin special, with its own signiture design element. The other modern design forms going up look like they could be anywhere, but mixed in with the signiture style, it comes together well.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 08:00 PM   #336
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(Reuters Life!) - Drawn by creative talent and a young, international workforce, entrepreneurs are increasingly choosing Berlin as a launching pad for internet start-ups, companies and industry observers say.

While none of Germany's top 30 companies are based in the city, its low costs and highly qualified labor pool have laid the groundwork for what many hope could develop into Europe's technology hub.

"Berlin is currently the hottest city in the European startup scene," Matthias Schrader, chief executive of SinnerSchrader one of Europe's biggest digital media agencies and chairman of the annual "Next" conference, told Reuters.

"Berlin has the perfect mix of creative potential, technical talent, low living costs and cosmopolitan flair -- a combination that exists nowhere else," he added.

A government report in June showed that Berlin is Germany's top location for innovative start-ups in the information and communication technology (ICT) field, beating the much wealthier cities Munich, Stuttgart and Hamburg.

One such company, Soundcloud, an online music sharing platform with millions of users including musicians Bjork, Foo Fighters and 50 Cent -- was founded by two Swedes drawn to the German capital.

Co-founder Alexander Ljung said the company, which opened in 2007, has seen its user numbers grow to 5 million users, and has no problems attracting qualified staff.

Mike Butcher, editor of trade publication TechCrunch Europe, said this is not surprising as Berlin is affordable and has a multilingual workforce that speaks English -- an extra incentive for investors.

"Start-ups which are getting visibility tend to have more of an international footprint and therefore attract the interest of the Silicon Valley venture capital community," he added.

U.S. actor Ashton Kutcher and pop singer Madonna's manager Guy Oseary turned heads in the tech industry when they invested an undisclosed amount in Soundcloud this summer.

Other venture capitalists known for involvement include Web heavyweights like Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Accel who have invested in Research Gate, a German idea exchange platform for scientists which also chose Berlin.

"Benchmark actually told us to go either to Berlin or San Francisco," Ijad Madisch, ResearchGates' founder who has just recently celebrated hitting 1 million users. Facing heavyweight competition in San Francisco, he said the choice was easy.

"Berlin has got lots of developers and overall costs are lower here," he said. "Thanks to the city's international crowd, we can find suitable people who speak multiple languages."

Along with the other international startups like Soundcloud and Wooga, Europe's largest developer of online social games, Madisch believes that Berlin has reached a critical mass that will help draw in more companies, German and international.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 09:39 AM   #337
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My wife and I spent 4 days in Berlin (toooo shooort) during our Bohemian tour in August. We were stunned how beautiful the city of Berlin is. It sure is catching up now with the rest of European cities in terms of develoment since the reunification. The development of Potsdamer Platz is a prime example. Specially the Sonny Center, with its unique tent-like roof, is literally a highlight at flourishing Platz. The Filmhaus Museum, offices and apartments are all built with glass and steel structure that embodies lightness, dynamism and unstoppable energy. And in the middle of it all is the Marlene Dietrich square, which is equally stunningly welcoming to everyone. Another structure in today's Berlin modernity is the New Haupbonhoff along the Spree River. The outside glass construction gives a transparent impression.

I just hope that all the modern building would be cohesively build with the rest of all iconic and old buildings in the city. Would be great if there is a 3-4 podium that would replicate/emulate the existing structures in the city as an anchor of a hirise building.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #338
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Kronprinzengärten




http://www.kronprinzengaerten.de/#/de i like the video

Total Tower 70m

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Old October 26th, 2011, 04:23 AM   #339
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Kronprinzengärten looks really nice. Wow.
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Kronprinzengärten

What's the zone of the project?, it's really beautiful.

PS. I'm loving the simplicity of the Total Tower, LOVE the Berlin modernist and contemporary architecture.
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