The area between Ostbahnhof, Mercedes-Benz Arena and Oberbaumbrücke is one of the fastest developing hotspots in Berlin. With a height of 70 metres, distributed over 20 floors, the Spree Tower forms the urban landmark of the area. Located on the former border strip between East and West Berlin, the site is characterised by upheavals that are reflected in the design of the building: Depending on the viewer's perspective, the net-like façade appears in different facets. At night, integrated light strips transform the high-rise office building into an architectural lighthouse. The eye-catching feature of the building is the heart-shaped entrance, which breaks open the clearly structured façade and at the same time forms the entrance to the new quarter being built on the East Side Gallery. The square floor plan with a central access core allows flexible offices of different sizes to be realised.
Flexible office properties
The classic office has had its day. It is being replaced by multifunctional offices that allow flexible interior design according to the tenants' wishes. Complete floors without walls should be possible as well as a mix of individual offices and open areas. While law firms still work in individual offices, start-ups and media companies prefer open spaces that facilitate creative exchange. A recent study by Savills confirms that the future belongs to flexible office buildings: the demand for flexible office space in Germany has more than tripled since 2016. With 170,000 square meters, Berlin has the most flexible office space available – 43,000 more are planned.