BAM Deutschland starting work on new ministry building in Berlin

10 November 2011 10:46 - BAM Deutschland AG

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 10 November 2011 – Acting on behalf of the German Institute for Federal Real Estate (the Bundesanstalt für Immoblienausgaben), a joint venture led by BAM Deutschland AG and Amber GmbH has been commissioned to construct the new Federal Ministry of Education and Research building in Berlin. The contract for the design, construction, financing and maintenance (for thirty years) has a value of almost €175 million for BAM.

With a gross floor area of more than 54,000 m², the new complex will be able to accommodate one thousand employees. The building will be situated in a prominent location on the Spree (Kapelle-Ufer) to the east of the Hauptbahnhof, opposite the Reichstag and the offices of the German Chancellor. The Berlin firm of architects, Heinle, Wischer und Partner, is responsible for designing the building.

A major feature of the design and the construction of the building is that of sustainability, in line with the remit of the ministry in the field of education, research and innovation. Photovoltaic elements have been included on the southern side of the building, while other parts of the outer walls are manufactured from recycled glass. For heating, cooling and ventilating the rooms, a special heating and cooling exchange system has been developed, and LED lighting will be used throughout the complex. At the same time, an innovative energy network (smart grid) is being laid. The building will comply with the ‘Gold Standard’ certification norm, which corresponds to the sustainability standards for German government buildings (Bewertungssystem Nachhaltiges Bauen für Bundesgebäude, BNB).

The building work is being carried out by BAM Deutschland AG. The management and maintenance of the ministry is in the hands of BAM Immobilien-Dienstleistungen GmbH, in a joint venture with Amber GmbH. BAM is expected to complete the work in August 2014.

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