Berlin – The state-owned housing association Howoge started construction work for 169 apartments between Ostkreuz and the Stralau peninsula on Monday. An eight-story residential building with up to five commercial spaces on the ground floor and a daycare center for 48 children is being built in the direct vicinity of the water, said Howoge. In accordance with the cooperation agreement with the State of Berlin, 85 of the 169 apartments are rented out cold as social housing at starting rents from EUR 6.50 per square meter.
“In this location in particular, affordable housing and social infrastructure are urgently needed,” says Howoge managing director Ulrich Schiller. “So it is all the more important that we can finally start building and that Berliners with low incomes also get the chance to find an apartment here.” then the address “An der Mole 3-9”. Completion of the building is scheduled for September 2023.
The largest apartment has eight rooms
The comb-like building is being built facing the Rummelsburger Bucht. In this way, the building is shielded from the ring and regional railways. At the same time, all apartments have a view of the water. According to the architectural design, U-shaped courtyards are created, which are designed as green recreational areas with seating and playgrounds. A total of 89 one- and two-room apartments, 79 three- to five-room apartments and one eight-room apartment are being built, which are intended to enable communal living as an innovative form of living. Almost 60 percent of all apartments are designed to be barrier-free, according to Howoge, and almost all apartments are barrier-free.
A photovoltaic system is to be built on the roof of the new building, which will supply the tenants with inexpensive, CO2-free electricity. Howoge is currently examining according to its own information, to what extent the climate balance can be further improved. “The planning for the residential area began in 2017,” says Managing Director Ulrich Schiller. “Because of this long lead time, the construction is still planned according to the energy saving ordinance in force at the time. Our goal is to achieve climate neutrality in the entire building by 2045, so we are currently trying to adapt the planning accordingly in order to construct the building with a better energy standard. “
According to Howoge, prospective tenants can register at www.howoge.de/mole to be informed about the start of the rental.