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Südkreuz urban development in Berlin: ZÜBLIN completes residential complex along with office and commercial building

Press release   •   Jul 09, 2021 09:17 CEST

The residential buildings each feature differently structured façades facing the courtyard and the street. (Copyright: Ed. Züblin AG, Franz Brück)
  • ZÜBLIN finishes construction of eleven apartment buildings with 664 residential units
  • First flats handed over already four months before the agreed date
  • Office and commercial building with approx. 11,500 m2of space

The SÜDKREUZ project is a new mixed-use development in Berlin completed between the Südkreuz and Schöneberg railway stations. ZÜBLIN contributed to the project with the construction of eleven adjoining residential buildings with six to seven storeys including underground car park (Lots 1 and 2) as well as a commercial and office building (Lot 3, House J). Together, the two contracts have a total value of around € 105 million. The residential buildings each feature differently structured façades facing the courtyard and the street.

First flats handed over by ZÜBLIN in June 2020
A total of 664 rental flats were built in the new development under the ZÜBLIN contract, including 213 micro-apartments for students, divided into the three quality categories of Classic, Urban and Minimal.

ZÜBLIN already handed over the first units to the project developer Hines Immobilien in June 2020, a good four months ahead of the agreed deadline. In the meantime, ZÜBLIN has completed all remaining work at the site. The new development also includes a day care centre and various community facilities, such as co-working spaces, a gym, a bicycle workshop, a wooden pavilion and a rooftop terrace.

The office and commercial building with underground parking was completed in January 2020. The six-storey building offers around 11,500 m² of space for businesses in the fields of energy management and building services engineering. The underground car park is connected to the underground car park of the residential buildings.

In addition to the new buildings at Südkreuz, ZÜBLIN is acting as general contractor on several other large-scale projects in Berlin. These include the Alboingärten residential project with 432 residential units and the redevelopment of the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden shopping centre.

Ed. Züblin AG, Stuttgart

approx. € 105 million

Rondus Erste Immobilienbesitz GmbH & Co. KG, represented by Hines Immobilien GmbH, Berlin (Lots 1+2)
Rondus Zweite Immobilienbesitz GmbH & Co. KG, represented by Hines Immobilien GmbH, Berlin (Lot 3)

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 construction-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 of globally 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