The new headquarters of the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) is intended to take up existing urban, economic and ecological development potential. It can thus form the basis for a sustainable development of the entire neighbourhood. The new building is the first project of this size to be carried out by BIMA (Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben) in a PPP (public-private partnership) procedure. Werner Sobek accompanied the project from the beginning of the design and build negotiation process with comprehensive sustainability consulting.

Sustainability Consulting an Integral Part of the Planning Process

In this function, variant comparisons were carried out to optimise comfort and energy requirements, especially taking into account the entire life cycle. They show the effects of a measure in the ecological as well as in the economic and socio-cultural areas. This enables a qualified, holistically justified decision. The comparisons include passive measures with a focus on the façade as well as ecological comparisons of building component structures or energy generation. Thermal building and daylight simulations were used in the course of the optimisation.

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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