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Embracing history with a fresh outlook for Alter Schlachthof


HB Reavis, the international workspace provider, has just started construction works on Landsberger Allee in Berlin, Pankow.

HB Reavis announced the launch of two sites in Germany on 11th February. Well-being is at the heart of it and a people centric approach is behind the design.
The original plans for Alter Schlachthof Landsberger also underwent a couple of changes based on public feedback. The construction of a large new shopping centre has been scrapped. Changes also include fewer parking spaces than were originally planned.
As an overview of the plans, the Alter Schlachthof Landsberger area should welcome approximately 52,000 sq m of human-centric offices, conference space for innovative speakers and a wide selection of culinary options.

Well-being at heart, business in mind

Berlin as a hub of international businesses, alternative art culture and green living attracts a great mix of people and talent looking to make their bread and butter there. The city pays a lot of attention to the well-being of its citizens by providing quality public services.
HB Reavis aims to comply with this notion and the proposed workspace of 52,000 sqm of GLA was designed with well-being in mind. It should enhance the existing creative & tech industry and attract new talent in the area by offering a great scope of business and leisure activities.
Plans include conference and event facilities for practical workshops, masterclasses, and panel discussions with industry leaders to enable cooperation and strengthen relationships.
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Easy access to the area

Moreover, a new mobility concept is to be developed in the area, which is already well connected to the city. It is located in between Friedrichschain and Prenzlauer Berg, only a couple of minutes from Alexanderplatz and downtown with the underground.
With accessibility also comes the demand for public space utilisation. The revitalisation of the former slaughterhouse surrounded by Landsberger Allee, Otto-Ostrowski-Straße and Hermann-Blankenstein-Straße should satisfy people’ s thirst for leisure time activities with cosy cafés, vibrant bars, fitness centres and favourite local vendors in mind.

People-centric design

The project was designed by recognised architects Gewers Pudewill of Berlin, overlooking not only the architectural side of the project, but also the needs of the people who will go through the doors every day.
The project aims to prove the unique approach through certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and WELL. The WELL Building Standard is revolutionising the way people think about buildings and is key to the HB Reavis philosophy.
It explores how design, operations and behaviours within the places where we live, work, learn and play can be optimised to advance human health and well-being.
A WELL certificate is issued when the measurements and monitoring of a building’s features takes place and meets the requirements of well-being. Its core focus is to provide a direct positive impact on human health via air, water, light, comfort, nourishment, fitness and mind.

Rooted in the Wilhelminian Era

Alter Schlachthof has a long history, playing a vital role in the city’s industrial development. Located inside the original 50 hectare plot just next to the city rail line, it served as the “Central Stockyards and Slaughterhouse” from 1881 until WWII, when nearly 80 per cent of it was destroyed during bombardment and it was rebuilt afterwards. It ran until 1991 as the leading plant for the Central Stockyards and Slaughterhouse in the eastern part of Berlin.

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