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Berlin-Tegel: The world's largest timber construction district is to be built on the airport site


It should be climate-neutral and affordable: with the Schumacher Quarter, which is to be built on the site of Berlin's Tegel Airport, the capital wants to help urban timber construction achieve a breakthrough.

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Aerial view of Berlin Tegel Airport from 2019

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Berlin Tegel Airport has not been used for a month.

The last machine left Tegel on November 8th.

A residential area of ​​the future will soon be built on the airport site - made of wood.

"From 2021, the largest timber construction district in the world will be built in the eastern part of the former Tegel Airport with over 5000 apartments: the Schumacher Quarter," said Urban Development Senator Sebastian Scheel (left).

It should be climate-neutral and affordable - for building owners and future tenants.

Tegel Projekt GmbH is expected to take over the site between May and August.

»From research and development to production and the finished timber construction quarter, everything takes place in one place.

That could help urban timber construction achieve a breakthrough, ”said Scheel.

The aim is to make timber construction 20 to 25 percent cheaper than solid construction in the medium term.

There is still a lot to do before the first groundbreaking for the Schumacher Quarter: "Tegel Projekt GmbH is securing the site, setting up the construction site logistics and preparing construction roads," said Scheel.

Civil engineering work is scheduled to begin in 2022.

“Contaminated sites and ordnance are removed before they start.

The soundings for this are already underway. "

The Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing assumes that the first apartments will be built from 2024.

"According to current plans, the education campus and the first residential buildings in the Schumacher Quarter will be ready in 2027, the last in the early 2030s," said Scheel.

More than 5000 apartments for more than 10,000 people are to be built in the Schumacher Quarter.

"With TXL Nord and the Cité Pasteur, another 4,000 apartments will be added at a somewhat later date," said the Senator for Urban Development.

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Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2020-12-08

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