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After only 20 months, the structural engineering of the approximately 140-metres-high office tower is completed. EDGE East Side: 37 smart and complex floors. Real Estate developer Edge celebrated the topping-out ceremony for EDGE East Side Berlin today in the presence of Andreas Geisel, Senator of Urban Development, Construction and Housing. By the end of 2023, the approximately 140-metres-high office building with innovative and open architecture will be completed on Warschauer Straße. This will make it the tallest high-rise building in the German capital so far. Designed by the global architecture firm, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, the building has a total of 37 floors covering a total area of approx. 80,500 m2, with a functional floor space of approx. 65,000 m2. Amazon will soon set up its Berlin headquarters in the building, moving in with more than 3,400 employees.
Andreas Geisel, Berlin's Senator for Urban Development, Construction and Housing, says: "EDGE East Side is being built on a site that symbolises Berlin as a booming and lively city like no other. The imposing height will leave its mark on the skyline along the Spree between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain and look out over the entire city. I am very happy that the building will also be open to visitors. On top of the building, where construction workers are still working high above the city, a unique view of Berlin will soon be unveiled to us on a public roof terrace."
Jörn Beckmann, member of the Management Board of Ed. Züblin AG: On behalf of ZÜBLIN, I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone whose hard work and dedication have helped us to celebrate the topping-out ceremony here today. From whichever angle you look at the new EDGE East Side Tower Berlin – already today the tallest building in the area – it is a source of pride for all involved. Now we are entering the end spurt for the construction works, scheduled for completion without tenant fit-out by the end of 2023. We look forward to successfully bringing the new construction project to an end together with our client, EDGE Technologies, accident-free, on schedule and to the highest quality."
Coen van Oostrom, founder and CEO of Edge, explains: We only received the building permit 3 years ago and today we can already celebrate the topping-out ceremony for this unique building in Berlin. The fact that this was possible relies on the excellent cooperation between planning, execution, tenant and owner. I would like to thank all those involved for always pursuing this highly demanding project in a goal-oriented manner and with a great sense of proportion. With its innovative architecture, which refers to the traditional building style of the surroundings and communicates with it, we want to set a new landmark for Berlin!"
source: EDGE | Berlin's eye-catching "EDGE East Side Berlin" celebrates its topping-out ceremony
Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG, with approximately 14,000 employees and an annual output of around € 4 billion, is one of Germany’s largest construction companies. ZÜBLIN, which has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad since 1898, is the STRABAG Group’s leading brand for building construction and civil engineering. The 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 and steel construction. Supported by the expertise of its Zentrale Technik competence centre, ZÜBLIN also offers integrated design-and-build services from a single source. We take an end-to-end view of buildings over their entire life cycle, with a focus on collaborative construction using our TEAMCONCEPT® partnering model while constantly promoting and advancing the topics of digitalisation, sustainability and innovation. Together within the STRABAG Group and with our external partners, we are working systematically to make the design-and-build processes resource-friendly and climate-neutral. Current ZÜBLIN construction projects include the EDGE East Side Berlin high-rise project, the Rinsdorf and Rälsbach viaducts on the A45 motorway and the approximately 2 km long airport tunnel in Stuttgart. More information is available at www.zueblin.de.
Andreas Geisel, Berlin's Senator for Urban Development, Construction and Housing, Coen van Oostrom, founder and CEO of Edge, Nicole Pötsch, Head of Investments & Strategic Development for North & Central Europe, Allianz Real Estate, Jonathan Weiss, Managing Director of Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH, Jörn Beckmann,
Member of the Management Board of Ed. Züblin AG, Dr. Andreas Muschter, CEO DACH-region of edge
After only 20 months, the structural engineering of the approximately 140-metres-high office tower is completed.