HORIZN BER CITY district of tomorrow

Published: 27 September 2023, 16:45

With the presentation of the new HORIZN BER CITY development district, the BER airport operating company is launching marketing of its landside real estate close to the terminal buildings. Within easy walking distance of Terminals 1 and 2, the company intends to realize a versatile, climate-friendly urban space in the form of HORIZN BER CITY that will evolve in coming years in the immediate vicinity of the BER international airport. The plan is to develop a high-quality vibrant urban future district offering mixed commercial usages that firmly focuses on people, by emphasizing sustainable design, mobility, and user concepts.

Aletta von Massenbach, CEO, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “Today is another important day for the airport operating company, for BER as an airport hub, and for the entire business region. With the kick-off of the HORIZN BER City development district, the BER business engine has emphatically shifted up a gear. The district directly adjacent to BER airport creates the invaluable opportunity to create one of Europe’s most central innovation hubs in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. We’re inviting European property, investment, and project development companies and their partners to join us in this process and strongly help design this unique project.”

Ilona Koch, Director of Commercial und Real Estate Management, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “In the form of HORIZN BER CITY we will be establishing a sustainable, climate-friendly district. We have developed key ideas for it that derive from our vision of an economic, ecological, and socially sustainably future district where the focus is on the people there and which inspires and motivates, and can thus serve as the compass down the forthcoming path to realizing the project.”

Hybrid range of uses

Alongside modern office, hotel, and congress uses, the airport operating company expects that the HORIZN BER CITY district will attract the technology sectors of tomorrow, corporations active in R&D and prototyping. And, of course, also be home to an array of small hospitality outlets, local shops, cultural facilities, as well as Edutainment concepts. Sustainability, biodiversity, and quality of life play a major role in the district, which is planned to be as good as car-free. The buildings and different usages will all be embedded in parkland. Diverse recreation areas, and a wraparound “Garden Loop” with footpaths and a cycle track will enhance leisure and networking within the district.

Concept tender process

The first development module for HORIZN BER CITY will be planned and realized in a collaborative approach based on a two-tier concept tender process as per the German Concessions Act. FBB invites European property, investment and project development companies and their partners to devise daring solutions with a strong future. The concept tender process commences on 12 October 2023.

The online information event for those interested in participating in the HORIZN BER CITY concept process will take place on October 12, 2023 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Access is via HORIZN-BER-CITY.DE


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