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Joint venture of ZÜBLIN and HOCHTIEF to refurbish "Haus der Statistik" in Berlin

Press release   •   Sep 08, 2021 13:40 CEST

The building ensemble will host a variety of uses when completed, with a central focus on community and public purpose (Copyright: DE+ Architekten GmbH)
  • Partial demolition, conversion and refurbishment
  • Completion mid-2024
  • Community-oriented, multi-use development planned

The Haus der Statistik building complex in Berlin is about to receive a new lease on life after standing empty for over a decade. The renovation will require extensive work on the seven multi-storey sections and low-rise buildings. The entire complex at Alexanderplatz was built in 1970 for the State Central Administration for Statistics of the former East Germany and offers about 47,000 m² of gross floor space.

BIM Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH has commissioned a joint venture consisting of ZÜBLIN (50 %, technical lead) and HOCHTIEF (50 %, commercial lead) to carry out the refurbishment, which includes the turnkey construction of the inside and outside of the building complex as well as the associated design and planning.

The contract comprises:

  • Refurbishment of four multi-storey buildings (Buildings A–D) with a total of approx. 46,000 m²
  • Renewal of the façades
  • Demolition of one building section (low-rise building, 400 m²)
  • Various conversion works
  • Refinement and implementation of the energy concept

Construction is scheduled for completion in mid-2024.

Multi-use development in a setting with an eventful past
The building ensemble will host a variety of uses when completed, with a central focus on community and public purpose. The plans foresee modern office and administrative spaces, facilities for art, culture and education, as well as new residential units.

Until 1989, the complex was the seat of the State Central Administration for Statistics. Following German reunification, the site served as a branch of the Federal Statistical Office and the Berlin office of the Stasi Records Agency. The buildings have stood empty and in a state of disrepair since 2008.


ZÜBLIN ENTITY:
Subdivision Nord, Business Unit Berlin

HOCHTIEF ENTITY:
HOCHTIEF Building, Berlin Office

PROJECT SCHEDULE:
Q3 2022 – Q3 2024

CLIENT:
City of Berlin, represented by BIM Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH

Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG, with more than 13,000 employees and an annual output of around € 4 billion, is one of Germany’s largest construction companies. Since its foundation in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad and today is the STRABAG Group’s leading brand for building construction and civil engineering. The company’s range of services covers all onstruction-related tasks – from complex turnkey construction, civil engineering and tunnelling to construction logistics, structural maintenance, ground engineering and timber or steel construction. In recent years, ZÜBLIN has been promoting the topics of digitalisation, LEAN.Construction and sustainability and – supported by the many years of experience of its Zentrale Technik competence centre – is also increasingly offering integrated design and construction from a single source as a general planner. When it comes to partnering, ZÜBLIN has set new standards with its teamconcept partnering model, which has proven its worth on the market for more than 25 years. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary ofglobally operating STRABAG SE, include the EDGE East Side Berlin high-rise project, the Rinsdorf and Rälsbach viaducts on the A45 motorway and the Boyneburg Tunnel on the A44. More information is available at www.zueblin.de.

HOCHTIEF is an engineering-led global infrastructure group with leading positions across its core activities of construction, services and concessions/public-private partnerships (PPP) focused on Australia, North America and Europe. With around 47,000 employees and a sales volume of about EUR 24 billion in 2020, HOCHTIEF’s global presence is focused on developed markets. Via CIMIC, the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via Turner. Flatiron ranks among the most important players in the field of civil works, mainly in transportation infrastructure. HOCHTIEF owns a 20% stake in Abertis, the leading international toll road operator. Thanks to its commitment to sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at www.hochtief.com/news-media

HOCHTIEF Building bundles the traditional construction business of the HOCHTIEF Group in Germany. Working in cooperation with customers and partners, this subsidiary of HOCHTIEF Solutions offers reliable and sustainable solutions for all aspects of turnkey construction and structural work. With its eight branches, the company is represented in all key regions of Germany and ranks among the leading providers in many market segments.