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Habyt expands with new sustainable building in Berlin

Habyt expands with new sustainable building in Berlin
  • The new development is opening today at Hermannstrasse 14 with 44 units and a mix of shared co-living spaces and individual studios
  • The property covers a residential area of 1,027 sqm, and includes a fully equipped common area and commercial space
  • The building has a strong focus on sustainability and on the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria, which were integrated into the project from the planning phase

BERLIN, Germany, 16 January 2023: Habyt, the world's leading co-living provider, opens a new building in Hermannstraße 14, Berlin, Germany, welcoming its tenants to a modern, sustainable, and design-focused home.

The property has gone through a complete reconstruction and stands out with its new beautiful modular wooden facade. The building is divided into two parts - a front house and a garden house with a maisonette, both featuring chic industrial exposed concrete optic and wooden ceilings.

With 44 units occupying a total area of over 1,000 sqm spread across 11 shared flats and 2 private studios, the property is owned by JoPe Real Estate AG. All shared apartments feature a common area with fully equipped kitchens and living spaces. On the ground floor, tenants can spend time, work, and cook in a 45 sqm common space with a modern living area and a shared kitchen.

Inside, every room has large floor-to-ceiling windows providing great natural light to the living spaces and is fully furnished and equipped. The design of the interior is truly outstanding, with ceilings made up of wood panels, and floors - of modern, minimal concrete, with built-in heating. It’s a true place of tranquility in busy Berlin. Inside, the property also features unique bathrooms from Tjiko - an innovative company developing and producing pre-assembled bathroom modules in wood construction frames.

JoPe Real Estate AG took over the building in a decaying condition to fully rebuild and remodel it, turning it into a modern, trendy, and sustainable property. The team of architects and developers stands for longevity and sustainability, planning properties using signature environmentally-friendly timber constructions. Between the two buildings, the company will plant around 600 trees and plants, creating a “tiny forest” - a Japanese concept, that allows to re-fertilize the soil, and contain water within it, so as to avoid overflowing the sewage system around the property. In the spring, a group of international artists will create mural drawings as final touches to the building, adding color to the construction.

Johannes Klar, CEO at JoPe Real Estate AG, commented: “Together with the support of the Neukölln district office, the existing building was replaced by two sustainable wooden buildings with the latest technology, a controlled ventilation system combined with floor heating, and an environmentally-friendly heat pump system, modular prefabricated bathrooms, and more.”

Habyt will be operating the property, providing a 360-degree service to the members that will be living in this beautiful home space.

Lasse Haarstark, Global Expansion / MD Germany & Netherlands at Habyt, said: “Our new Co-Living building has a unique sustainable timber construction. In close collaboration with the developer, we are intensively dealing with the topic of ESG in regard to environmental-friendly materials and resource-saving operations and the social impact of bringing young people together while integrating our building into an existing neighborhood. We are very pleased to be able to make a contribution with this project.”

The property is located at Hermannplatz in the lively Reuterkiez, Neukölln, with Volkspark Hasenheide - 5 minutes on foot. Neukölln is a multicultural neighborhood that’s constantly on the move. Some local highlights include the Maybachufer Turkish Market, Tempelhof park, and many unique cafes, bars, and clubs. Tenants will enjoy easy access to public transportation with Hermannplatz U-Bahn - lines U7 and U8 at the doorstep, taking passengers through the entire city and its main destinations.

Common Area © Habyt

Kitchen © Habyt

Studio Apartment © Habyt
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