Märkisches Zentrum in Berlin

The shopping centre ‘Märkisches Zentrum’ in Berlin offers more than 50,000 m² of retail space, gastronomy, offices and medical centres as well as a 12-storey residential tower. Opened in the 1960’s and rebuilt in 2001/2002, it was high time for a new phase of modernisation to prevent vacancies and bring it into a modern era.


Concept

The new concept for the retail and service centre encompasses the partial demolition, new build and renovation of the existing buildings; the current 55,000 m² space is being expanded by 7,000 m². At the heart of the centre is the so-called market hall or ‘Markthalle’, which is to house more than 100 units for shopping, leisure and entertainment, as well as offering a variety of
cafés and restaurants.


Conversion during ongoing operations

These ambitious plans are to be implemented during the centre’s ongoing operations. This results in a demanding construction period with staggered construction phases and the implementation of an interim solution.