The new office of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) explores the urban, economic, and ecologic development potential. As a result it forms the basis for a sustainable development of the total site/land. Main items of the sustainable concept for the building, which is also a landmark for sustainable construction, are the activation of the facades, the diversity of outdoor use, the cooling through water, and the creation of various gardens.

Heinle, Wischer und Partner, Berlin/Germany

Planning time
2010 − 2013

Construction time
2012 − 2014

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering
Facade engineering (WP 3 + 5)
Sustainability consultancy (sustainable building concepts, energy concept, life cycle assessment, daylight simulation, PV integration, BNB certification)

59,000 m²

Federal Office for Real Estate Management, Berlin/Germany

Bernadette Grimmenstein, Hamburg/Germany

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