More than 200 guests attend workers‘ festival for an exceptional property
23 November 2012 – With more than 200 guests in attendance, Peach Property Group on 22 November 2012 celebrated the topping-out of its parallel projects, “yoo berlin” and “Am Zirkus 2”. In Berlin-Mitte, construction of the complex – which encompasses 95 top-quality condominiums, a 311-room hotel and 4,600 m2 of commercial floor space – has now reached the uppermost of a total of ten stories. With that, the structural work on this dual project along the Spree and beside the Berliner Ensemble has been largely completed.
In his welcoming remarks at this traditional topping-out ceremony, Dr. Christian Hanke, district mayor of Berlin-Mitte, underscored the historical and cultural significance of the site. The new building is an exceptional object characterized by an artistic design that will do justice to the rich tradition of its Am Zirkus address and combine culture with luxury living. The interior design of “yoo berlin” has been conceived by “yoo inspired by Starck” under the creative direction of the internationally renowned designer, Philippe Starck. Eike Becker, architect in charge of the project, emphasised that the 32-metre high, 55-metre wide and 80-metre deep building represents a substantial step for the city of Berlin and the highest quality is a priority obligation. Looking back on the genesis of this impressive freestanding structure, Eike Becker expressed appreciation for the untiring, constructive collaboration between all parties involved – from the planners and engineers, to the municipal authorities, to Peach Property Group as the building contractor. Bernd Hasse, CEO of Peach Property Group (Deutschland) AG, reminded the guests that the topping-out ceremony is an occasion for lauding the craftsmen and their accomplishments, and – following a pithy and proud ceremonial speech by construction foreman Lutz Schmidt – invited the workers and guests to join for lunch. That was followed in the evening by another festive event for customers as well as the people involved in the conception and marketing of the project, this under the motto “Shakespeare loves you” with performances by the Shakespeare Company Berlin.
At present, more than 75 per cent of the 95 residential units of “yoo berlin”, which range in floor space from 60 to 283 m2, have been reserved or notarised. Under construction in the “Am Zirkus 1” portion of the building are a boutique hotel that will be operated by the Fattal Group as well as commercial floor space that is almost fully leased. Already as of mid-2013, the initial lessees and buyers will be able to take up occupancy of their exclusive premises.
– Dossier on “yoo berlin“/“Am Zirkus 1“: “The jewel in its mounting“ (German)
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