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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Cube Berlin

Futuristic green


The building that thinks, Cube Berlin is the next level of smart. Its relief-patterned, reflective façade brings movement and intrigue to its surrounding grey plaza.


📍Location

Washington Platz, Berlin


🏢Building Details

  • Completed February 2020

  • 210,000 sq. ft., 11-storeys

  • Perfect cubic body – 140 ft. in all directions – unique total exposure on all façades


👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor


✍️Architects & Engineers


🌱Sustainability

  • 25% more efficient than standard “green” buildings – awarded DGNB German Sustainable Building Council Gold

  • Ventilated double skin façade (almost 7 ft. wide in some areas) – provides maximum daylight + very effective heat gain protection

  • Integrated energy management system – redistributes energy surplus i.e., heat in one area goes into cooling in another

  • Next level Smart Building = a self-learning AI “Brain” means it learns from its occupants: all systems coordinated in engaging tenant app, saving energy + driving sustainable behaviour


🥦 Wellbeing

  • Designed as a catalyst for social experiences: spacious surrounding plazas, semi-public ground floor foyer with exhibition space, food market, and children’s reading corner

  • Through the building app, occupants can identify optimal workspaces based on their unique preferences, location of co-workers, and energy efficiency

  • Outdoor terraces on all floors + vast roof terrace + natural ventilation via opening windows


🎈Bonus feature

Because of proximity to the Berlin Wall, the wider Europacity site remained underused and sparsely developed for decades. A strict legal covenant from the 1990s limited the site’s buildable area to 140 ft. on each side – thus the cube was born, a dilapidated wasteland revived.


🔗 Check it out https://3xn.com/project/cube-berlin


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