New construction Friedrichshain
From 2012 forward, new construction activity in Friedrichshain was concentrated in the eastern neighborhoods for a number of years. Construction took place in the Stralauer Kiez and the Stralauer Halbinsel in particular, a total of far more than 1,500 apartments between 2012 and 2020. Activity has now shifted to the western and northern neighborhoods. What is interesting about Friedrichshain is that even in the residential neighborhoods with a high population density, there are still reserves of space available. In eight years, around 1,500 new apartments were built in the Samariterviertel alone as a result of redensification. In the neighborhood around Boxhagener Platz, more land was converted than actually constructed.
Also in the Samariterviertel, 135 apartments in Kreutziger Strasse near the Samariterstrasse subway station are about to be handed over. Diamona & Harnisch owns a large plot of land at Franz-Mehring-Platz, where the company is planning a small neighborhood with its own local amenities and underground parking.
For about 3 years, construction activity on the north side of the Spree has been impossible to miss. What began as a solitaire with the Mercedes-Benz Arena, formerly known as the O2 Arena, has grown into a large, inner-city quarter with residential and commercial uses. Currently, around 470 apartments are being constructed here at Postbahnhof, in two high-rise buildings called Max & Moritz, with a construction sum above 250 million euros. The 86- and 95-meter-high buildings, each with a 7-story base, will provide 77 boarding house apartments and space for businesses, start-ups, offices, cafés and a daycare center. A new, green square is being created in the center of the site. Further west, the construction of a new mixed-use building on Holzmarktstraße with swimming pool, office, commercial use and student apartments is in the preliminary planning stage by Berlinovo. Pure Living" on Mühlenstrasse opposite East-Side promises to open towards the end of 2022. The target groups in PREMIUM's project on around 12,000 square meters of living space are young creative people, urban professionals and small households.
Another concentration of new construction can be observed in northern Friedrichshain. Two projects by PANDION are forming the basis for a new urban quarter on the site of the "Böhmischem Brauhaus" with around 430 condominiums. Pandion is also active in Friedrichshain in Persiusstrasse / Bödikerstrasse at Ostkreuz, where an office location with over 50,000 sqm in three office buildings will be developed in the coming years (planning phase).