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.

Architecture
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)

GFA
59,000 m²

Client
Federal Office for Real Estate Management, Berlin/Germany

Photography
Bernadette Grimmenstein, Hamburg/Germany

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