Groundbreaking ceremony for the Upbeat in Europacity Berlin
On Wednesday, 08.09.2021, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Upbeat in Europacity Berlin took place. Together with the developer from CA Immo, representatives of DKB, the future user and the governing mayor Michael Müller, the starting signal was given for the high-rise building.
The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller: “With the Upbeat, a Berlin office has created a forward-looking design. The concept by Kleihues + Kleihues is architecturally imaginative and technologically sophisticated.”
The Upbeat office tower will be a solitary building visible from afar, forming the northern prelude to the prospering Europacity in Berlin’s central “Mitte” district. The planned building is staggered over three building sections from 5 to 11 to 19 storeys and will have a total of around 34,850 m² of rental space. The exclusive tenant of the Upbeat is Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB), with whom CA Immo has already concluded a long-term lease agreement. This means that the building is fully let before construction begins.
Kleihues + Kleihues emerged as the winner of an international, two-stage architectural competition in 2018. The design envisages three curved, star-shaped building volumes with an 82-metre-high tower. The DGNB Gold, WELL and Wired Score Platinum certifications are being sought for the building, which has been designed to be particularly sustainable.
More information on the project can be found here.