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HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung: HOWOGE high-rise building receives highest award from the German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen)

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DGAP-News: HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung / Key word(s): Real Estate/Sustainability
HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung: HOWOGE high-rise building receives highest award from the German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen)
26.04.2022 / 11:00
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HOWOGE high-rise building receives highest award from the German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen e.V. - DGNB)

Berlin, 26 April 2022. The 64-metre-high office building at 1, Stefan-Heym-Platz sets exacting standards technically, ecologically, economically and in terms of its functionality as well. This has been verified to the publicly owned HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), which has awarded the company the highest available accolade for sustainable building - the DGNB Platinum certificate. Only particularly resource-efficient and environmentally friendly buildings that also meet high sociocultural standards are awarded this certificate. This makes this high-rise building only the twelfth office and administrative building in Berlin to receive this award to date. As Prof. Alexander Rudolphi, a member of the executive committee of the DGNB, explains, "The DGNB platinum certificate is the best possible proof of the fact that, with its new builds, HOWOGE has taken the very highest requirements for sustainability into consideration using an integrated approach. The building is a good example of successful redensification in an urban space."

The 18-storey building, in which - alongside other tenants - HOWOGE has its company headquarters, is part of the car-free Quartier am Rathauspark (a quarter built around the park behind the town hall in Lichtenberg) at the corner of Frankfurter Allee and Möllendorffstraße. In addition to office and commercial premises, there is a daycare facility for children in the quarter as well as 387 apartments. As Thomas Felgenhauer, a managing director of HOWOGE, explains, "In planning this quarter, we paid attention to the issue of sustainability from the very start. The criteria of the DGNB provided us with important guidance here and were directly included in the planning and construction process. The platinum certificate is the result of considerable teamwork. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the project - in particular, our general contractor PORR, the firm of architects Baumschlager Eberle, the general planning company pde Integrale Planung and, of course, our HOWOGE team."

Platinum certificate

To make the idea of sustainable building applicable in practice, measurable and therefore capable of comparison, the DGNB has developed a certification system which is based on ecology, economic efficiency and social responsibility - the key aspects of sustainability. René Krüger, Chief Construction Manager at PORR GmbH & Co. KGaA: "The DGNB platinum certificate reflects the need of our client HOWOGE to design the Berlin of tomorrow sustainably. The certificate is proof that, in buildings, the requirements of sustainability are not only part of the planning process but are actually put into practice."

Within the Quartier am Rathauspark, the high-rise office building at 1, Stefan-Heym-Platz, including the base building along Möllendorffstraße and Frankfurter Allee, was assessed for the certificate. These buildings are of high ecological quality with regard to their environmental footprint across their entire life cycle. This life cycle assessment takes into consideration, for example, the production, operation, disposal and recycling of the entire building as well as its energy strategy. At the same time, importance was attached to building materials of the highest quality. This means that the composition of every product used was scrutinised. So, regional products and responsibly procured materials like wood or natural stone were used.

Of key significance to the aspect of social responsibility was barrier-free access and, therefore, social diversity in the use of the premises. Furthermore, the building has a very flexible designed floorplan and can be adapted to meet changes of use.

Finally, the economic efficiency of the building meets the highest standards in terms of the entire economic life cycle. Moreover, the planning and construction processes were realised both efficiently and comprehensively in accordance with sustainability requirements.

Quartier am Rathauspark

With the completion of the 64-metre-high office building on the corner of Frankfurter Allee and Möllendorffstraße, the car-free Quartier am Rathauspark by HOWOGE has been finished since spring 2021. A total of 387 apartments, a daycare facility for children, and 15,500 square metres of office and commercial space and have been created. 172 apartments are being let as subsidized housing at initial rents of EUR 6.50 per square metre. The high-rise office building with its 18 storeys at 1, Stefan-Heym-Platz is a highly visible landmark on the boundary between the districts of Friedrichshain and Lichtenberg. The popular Stefan-Heym-Platz with its Fischerbrunnen (fountain with fisherman) was replanned using a participation procedure with more than 100 residents. The energy strategy is in line with a local energy generation approach. This means that the energy that the quarter requires (cooling for the office building, heating and hot water for the apartments, and electricity) is generated as far as possible locally and then distributed from a central hub.

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HOWOGE

HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH is one of six municipal housing companies owned by the State of Berlin. With a housing portfolio of more than 73,500 apartments, the company is one of Germany's largest landlords. In the medium to long term, HOWOGE intends to grow its housing portfolio to around 100,000 apartments, in particular through new construction. As part of Berlin's school building campaign, HOWOGE is also building and carrying out major school refurbishments for the State of Berlin.

"Designing a liveable Berlin of tomorrow - more than just a place to live"

 

Important notice:

To the extent that this announcement contains forward-looking statements, such statements do not represent facts and are characterized by the words "expect", "believe", "estimate", "intend", "aim", "assume" or similar expressions. Such statements express the intentions, opinions or current expectations and assumptions of HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH and are based on current plans, estimates and forecasts which HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH has made to the best of its knowledge, but which do not claim to be correct in the future. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and usually cannot be influenced by HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH. It should be kept in mind that the actual events or developments may differ materially from those contained in or expressed by such forward-looking statements.


Contact:
Sabine Pentrop
Press Officer
Telephone: +49 30 5464-2420
presse@howoge.de


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Language:

English

Company:

HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung

Stefan-Heym-Platz 1

10367 Berlin

Germany

Phone:

+49 (0)30 54640

E-mail:

info@howoge.de

Internet:

www.howoge.de

Listed:

Luxembourg Stock Exchange

EQS News ID:

1335499


 

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