BAM Deutschland and Hochtief will work together with the r architectural firm KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten (Braunschweig). Arup is responsible for the planning of the technical equipment.
Client for the work is the German Building Agency, Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben, and the future user of the buildings is the German Ministry of Health, Bundesministerium für Gesundheit.
Following completion of the construction works in 2020, the joint venture will also be responsible for operation and maintenance of the building for 25 years.
The PPP-funded project, which is called Mauerstraße Berlin-Mitte, involves two historic, currently vacant buildings. The so-called Haus 1 on Mauerstraße 29 has a gross floor area of 38,000m2. After the refurbishment, the Ministry of Health will bring together its entire staff there, now spread over several offices in Berlin. Haus 1 will include offices, a visitor and press centre, as well as meeting rooms and a cafeteria.
Haus 2, located at Mauerstraße 27, has a gross floor area of approximately 30,000m2 and will also be used by the Ministry of Health.
Both properties were used as headquarters of the Deutsche Bank until 1945. In the post-war years, they were used by the former Interior Ministry of the GDR until 1989. The buildings then accommodated employees of the German Parliament (Deutsche Bundestag) and various government departments. The former counter hall will be converted into a conference centre.