Mercedes-Benz, Zalando, Universal, MTV, Coca-Cola - the axis along the banks of the Spree and Mühlenstraße/Stralauer Allee is undoubtedly one of Berlin's most interesting locations. Hardly any other place in the capital will change its face so strongly in the next few years, dramatically transforming itself into a vibrant urban district, with business and living units, as well as arts and entertainment, events and gastronomy.
In the wake of this dynamic development, a five-story office building is currently being built on Revaler Strasse according to designs by Eike Becker_Architekten. Its loft-like character and flexible floor plan perfectly meet the needs of eCommerce companies, start-ups and the creative industry. By reflecting the spirit of optimism in its individual design, The-B with its approx. 21.800m² GFA fits perfectly into the image of a contemporary urban quarter.
The façade makes a powerful statement when viewed in the context of the surrounding urban landscape, and at the same time, has a very differentiated effect due to the shadow effect of the differently sized elements of the façade. In order to meet varying user requirements, the project was designed as a spatially flexible office building. Up to nine office units of approx. 200-400 m2 are available per floor, which can either be used individually, combined as needed, or combined to form a total floor area of approx. 3.300 m2. Central zones with lounges, coffee bars and meeting rooms support the versatile flexible design potential for cellular or open-space offices. They are complemented by a spacious roof terrace, loggias on all floors, two green courtyards and gastronomic offers on the ground floor. The-B thus forms the optimal spatial framework for the realization of different progressive business models and design formats.
Only a few years ago, flexible space accounted for only one or two percent of the total German office stock. But demand is growing rapidly, and the supply side is racing to catch up. According to a recent study by JLL, the share of Flex Office Spaces could already have reached 30 percent. Most of those spaces are currently located in Berlin (305,000 m²), followed by Munich (213,000 m²), Frankfurt (146,000 m²) and Hamburg (137,000 m²). Hybrid models are particularly in demand, as they enable both open-space and closed-office workplaces. Initially the main growth drivers for start-ups, large corporations and medium-sized companies have now recognized the advantages of these flexible working environments.