Situated in the lively Neukölln district of the German capital, the Estrel Tower has been described by the city's Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey as a "gift for Berlin." Visitors to the new tower will be transported through its 45 floors using state-of-the-art technology from Schindler. The mixed-use development will be more than just a landmark for the capital. With offices, hotel rooms and event space linked directly to the Estrel Congress Center, via a tunnel, the project will act as a new hub sitting between the city center and its international airport.
At ground level the publicly accessible atrium, filled with lush greenery, will offer the perfect focal point to start any journey in the Estrel Tower. At a height of 176 meters, designed by Barkow Leibinger, the building will not only be the tallest skyscraper in Berlin, but also house the tallest hotel in Germany. With 525 hotel rooms and serviced apartments, 9,000 square meters of office and co-working space and 2,000 square meters of event space planned, the tower will have an area of 77,500 square meters spread over its 45 floors. To top it off, the Skybar on the roof will provide panoramic views of the city from its outdoor terrace.
Thomas Brückner, Managing Director of the Estrel Berlin, sums up the vision of the Estrel Tower project: "We want to create a space for inspiring encounters and enrich the city of Berlin."
Vertical mobility at the highest level
A total of 18 elevators, including nine of our top-of-the-range Schindler 7000 high-rise elevators, will transport visitors quickly and efficiently through the building. Thomas Brückner welcomes the partnership between Estrel and Schindler: "For a project like the Estrel Tower, we need reliable know-how and future-proof solutions. We are very pleased to have Schindler taking care of the vertical mobility in our property." Frank Schach, CEO of Schindler Germany, adds: "We are delighted to be able to take part in such a high-quality and visionary project, which requires exactly what we can do: quality, digital expertise and innovative strength."
First Class Destination Control
With thousands of people moving around the Estrel Tower at the same time, be it conference participants, hotel guests, or service employees, it’s not just the "hardware" that will be doing the heavy lifting. Our digital mobility solution, Schindler PORT, will continually monitor the flow of people, and their access rights, throughout the entire building. Helping to reduce waiting time for the passengers and the energy consumption of the elevators. In addition, by regulating access Schindler PORT will only show the floors which guests and visitors have access to, helping to maintain an additional level of security in the building.
The Estrel Tower is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024. Thomas Brückner is already looking forward to the opening: "After ten years of planning, a new landmark will enrich Berlin."