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Sustainable beacon project: opening of the Berlin Gasometer


Around 400 invited guests celebrated the opening of the new Gasometer on the EUREF campus in Berlin on 1 June 2024. The Berlin landmark, which has been refurbished in line with its listed status, will serve as an office building and unique event space in future.

The Gasometer was financed jointly by DZ HYP and R+V Lebensversicherung AG. It was the final construction project on the EUREF-Campus, which has been fulfilling the German government's CO2 climate protection targets for 2050 since 2014. The concept of the climate-neutral, resource-conserving and intelligent city of tomorrow makes the site a unique centre for innovative future projects in Europe. In addition to the gasometer, DZ HYP has financed the majority of the other buildings on the campus.

DZ HYP Management Board members Sabine Barthauer and Stefan Schrader and several colleagues from the Berlin Real Estate Centre also accepted EUREF AG's invitation to the opening ceremony. TV presenter Jörg Thadeusz hosted the programme, during which Governing Mayor Kai Wegner gave a welcoming address in the presence of his predecessors Michael Müller, Klaus Wowereit and Franziska Giffey. A panel discussion on the topic ‘From gas tank to think tank’ was followed by the presentation of the ‘Bronze Crows’. Since 2010, EUREF Board Member Reinhard Müller has presented this award to people and institutions that have rendered special services to the lighthouse project. This included DZ HYP, for which Sabine Barthauer received a crow during the ceremony.

More than 7000 people in over 150 companies, institutions and start-ups are working, researching and learning together on the EUREF-Campus in the fields of energy, mobility and sustainability. The successful Berlin concept is currently being further developed strategically and in terms of content at the EUREF-Campus in Düsseldorf. Here, too, DZ HYP has participated in the financing as consortium leader.