The festive topping-out ceremony for the office ensemble along Berlin’s southern axis entitled SÜDKREUZ OFFICES took place this morning with Jörn Oltmann attending, the deputy mayor for the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district and city councilman for urban development and construction. Situated across from the new Berlin Südkreuz long-distance railway station and in the vicinity of the EUREF Campus, the two-building project is being realised in alignment with plans by the internationally renowned architectural firm Hadi Teherani Architects and the bureau pbp – prasch buken partner. The two adjacent office structures SÜDKREUZ OFFICE 1 and 2 are being erected on a property with a total area of 6,305 m². They provide a total of roughly 19,700 m² of office space for rent. Economy and ecology are being united in an exemplary fashion with these units SKB 1 and SKB 2. This is reflected in their LEED certification in Gold, which is being awarded to both buildings. Project developer LIP regards sustainability as a seal of quality; and thus as a compelling argument for marketing projects, because the demand profile on the real-estate market is currently changing greatly. Energy efficiency, climate balance sheets, CO2 emissions and building certifications are becoming more and more important to buyers, tenants and users alike. For instance, of the 161 parking spaces for cars at SÜDKREUZ OFFICE BERLIN, 30% more than required by LEED are equipped with EV charging stations. Starting at a minimum area of 214 m² (SKB 2) and 240 m² (SKB 1) respectively, office spaces can be interconnected and individually scaled up as desired. 40% of the areas are already pre-leased at the present time. Rental leases have been signed with the EDEKA supermarket chain for 2,608 m² in SKB 1, and with DLR, the German Aerospace Centre, for 7,100 m² in SKB 2.