A quarter as pioneer in outstanding sustainability
Numerous measures were already taken during the construction phase to ensure an environmentally friendly supply. For example, an efficient ventilation and facade system reduces the use of primary energy by around 50 percent. The rainwater collected from roof surfaces, which is used to irrigate outdoor facilities and flush toilets among other things, saves around 20 million litres of drinking water per year. In addition, the area has an urban water body in the form of a lake as a specifically designed biotope with an area of approx. 1.3 hectares, in which a large number of organisms and water birds have settled down in the meantime.
All goods and supplies are received underground and then transported to the corresponding buildings by lift trucks and electric cars. In addition to receiving the goods, central waste disposal is also carried out under the ground. The waste is strictly separated according to a total of 13 types, so that only pure residual materials leave the site. The entire car park system is also underground. Only in this way traffic-calmed working, shopping or living is possible.
Contact for guided tours:
Office Supply and Disposal Centre Potsdamer Platz
Phone: +49 (30) 25 93 19 03
Mobile: 0170 5 75 43 29