Since its inception in 2015, the ID Festival Berlin has been offering Israeli-German artists a platform to present their works to a larger audience in Berlin. This year, the ID Festival was devoted to the various aspects of "integration". The Israeli artist Adar Aviam and the German artist Jim Avignon decided to approach the theme through a jointly created wall painting. Trockland supported the project and provided temporarily unused premises in BRICKS Berlin Schöneberg for the creation of the large-size work. Each of the two artists has his individual style and began the painting with own sequences. They met one another in the center and united in a common image in which the artistic standpoints and styles of both cultures merge. More information: ID Festival Berlin

Yet another year has passed and we are celebrating Rosh ha-Shana, the first two-days of the Jewish New Year. We wish our business partners, team members and their families as well as our friends that the year 5778 will be blessed with happiness and success.

“Stolpersteine” (stumbling stones) started as an art project to commemorate all victims of Nazi persecution in front of their last chosen place of residence. A Stolperstein would symbolically return them to their neighborhood so many years after being torn away from their daily lives.
Since November 2016, four “Stolpersteine” in front of the house Koepenicker Strasse 40-41 gives the family Baruch a face. They lived here until 1942 and the parents Richard and Gertrud committed suicide to escape the expected deportation. Their son Martin Moshe Baruch was able to escape in 1938 to Palestine. Now, for the first time, his descendants from the US visited Berlin and in particular the home of their great-grandfather, grandparents, and father. Together with neighbors of Koepenicker Strasse, team members from Trockland and the Stolperstein association, they commemorated their ancestors in a touching ceremony. During their days in Berlin, the Baruch family was able to learn much more about their loved ones through research support from the volunteers of Stolpersteine Berlin. For us, it was wonderful to see what impact this initiative makes in people’s lives. More information: Stolpersteine Berlin

A new quarter is emerging with full speed – and so is our newest project: PIER 61|63 at the River Spree in Berlin-Friedrichshain, just steps away from the new entertainment district “Mercedes Platz” and directly located at the world-famous East Side Gallery. Breathtaking views of Berlin’s waterside are guaranteed, spanning from Jannowitzbruecke to Oberbaumbruecke. Designed by Eller + Eller architects, PIER 61|63 will be home of a contemporary and unusual 167-room hotel as well as 62 rental apartments. All guestrooms and apartments will have a balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows. The bistros with terraces and shops at the public river promenade are perfectly facing the river’s sunny side – PIER 61|63 will welcome Berliners and visitors alike. Link press release (in German only)

JOIN US AT THE “DAY OF THE OPEN MONUMENT“

Once again, the "Day of the Open Monument" will take place throughout Germany in 2017 as part of the “European Heritage Days” – and BRICKS Berlin Schöneberg is participating. We were able to win over the renowned Architecture Historian Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schäche to conduct a tour on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 11:00 am. He will allude about the chequered history of the former postal and telecommunication complex built between 1901 and 1928. Today known as BRICKS Berlin Schöneberg, the participants will learn about the complex’s architectural history and will also have access to interesting areas of the premise, which are normally not open to the public. Participation by registration only. More information: Link Denkmaltag Berlin

A very warm welcome to our newest tenant at BRICKS Berlin Schöneberg: Julian Reinhold has just opened his studio CrossFit MINS inside what was once a former work shop. He couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate environment! Julian and his team offer various concepts and levels for those who want to increase their overall fitness. All CrossFit workouts are based on natural, functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of Olympic weightlifting, athletics, gymnastics, and more. More information: www.crossfitmins.com

PARAGON NOMINATED FOR DEUTSCHER BAUHERRENPREIS 2018

Germany’s most important award for residential development nominates PARAGON Apartments Prenzlauer Berg in the category „Residential Conversion”. The “Deutscher Bauherrenpreis (German Principal’s Award)” is endowed by the German Association of Residential Trade and Housing Industry GdW, the Association of German Architects BDA and the Association of German Cities. A total of 173 were submitted, of which 33 projects have been nominated and the winners will be announced on 21st February 2018 in Berlin. www.deutscherbauherrenpreis.de

EISWERK is Trockland’s newest project. On the occasion of its kick-off investors, business partners, and the Trockland team came together on a wonderful summer day to celebrate the start. The project’s iconic location at the river Spree and its history framed the program, from a site inspection with ice-cream, a boat trip through historical Berlin, to a delicious dinner at Katerschmaus. The restaurant inside the Holzmarkt cooperative is located right at the river and provides great views of EISWERK, located at the opposite river bank.

In cooperation with Schoeck Bauteile GmbH the db deutsche bauzeitung invited to visit the Paragon Apartments Prenzlauer Berg and over 50 architects and civil engineers followed suit. Editor Ulrike Kunkel and Paragon's Senior Project Manager Barbara Sellwig welcomed the guests before all went on a tour of the property. Lars Krueckeberg, GRAFT Founding Partner, presented the architecture concept of Paragon and Schoeck's Product Engineer Katrin Stockert explained how "isokorbs" transformed the façade.

REVITALIZATION OF A HISTORICAL INDUSTRIAL AREA AT RIVER SPREE

We are proudly announcing our newest project located in the neighborhood “Nördliche Luisenstadt” in the heart of Berlin-Mitte. Now known as “Eiswerk” (ice factory), Trockland is planning the refurbishment and development of a plot stretching between Koepenicker Strasse 40-41 and the river Spree. Here, between the two bridges Schillingbrücke and Michaelbrücke, the remainders of one of Germany’s oldest artificial ice production companies will be brought to new life. Once operating as Norddeutsche Eiswerke A.G., the former factory is now a listed monument and was build between 1909 and 1910. More information via this link

KABBALAH CENTRE BERLIN WINS GOLD AT IDA

The Kabbalah Centre Berlin wins the first prize of the annual “IDA International Design Awards” in Los Angeles. GRAFT architects received the prestigious accolade in the category “Architecture Renovation” from a jury consisting of designers, thinkers and entrepreneurs who have created the International Design Awards to recognize and celebrate smart and sustainable multidisciplinary design. Trockland is the sponsor of the Kabbalah Centre Berlin and construction principal of BRICKS Berlin Schöneberg – the listed monument complex the Kabbalah Centre Berlin is an integral part of. The jury had to assess more than 1,000 entries from 52 countries. International Design Awards

PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION VISITS BRICKS BERLIN SCHÖNEBERG

The association „Denk mal an Berlin e.V.“ supports the preservation of historical monuments in Berlin. Their members’ objective is to enthuse many people for historical structures in order increase the awareness for monuments. Events and site inspections are important vehicles. This time, the registered complex BRICKS Berlin Schöneberg was on their list and we opened doors for the members of the association. Monument Conservator Anja Wiese – appointed by Trockland to consult on the refurbishment of the complex – guided the group and alluded about its history and preservation characteristics. Website Association

TROCKLAND WITH NEW DIGITAL PRESENCE

We’ve just launched our new website coinciding with a corporate design. The homepage philosophy is a balanced presentation of our projects and the people behind them. The homepage visitor is key for us, thus we are offering a modular user experience: information at a glance and further details at one click. It is needless to say that “mobile first” has also been a very important element of our concept and we are happy to present our fully responsive webpage.

NEW CORPORATE DESIGN FOR TROCKLAND

With our growing presence in Berlin we felt we need a new logo and corporate design, better reflecting who we are: state-of-the-art, sleek, unique, yet strong and solid whilst conveying agility, dynamic and fun. We hope you like our new logo…

A motto just the way we like it! The Trockland team and lots of friends and partners came together to celebrate cheerfully this year’s Purim festivities and a birthday on March 11th, 2017. Several surprised with fanciful costumes and remained unrecognized that evening …

Trockland receives the permits for the construction of two new buildings with 127 rental apartments as part of the listed, historical yard complex BRICKS Berlin Schöneberg. Built between 1901 -1932, the former post office and post fleet facility enters the next transformation phase into a lively quarter offering living, commercial and culinary options. Press release only in German available

From now until February 7, 2017, unusual sounds can be heard in and around the old Kesselhaus at BRICKS Berlin Schöneberg. The graduates of the sound studies masterclass at Berlin’s University of the Arts present their works and invite to performances, lectures, and exhibition. The entrance is free of charge. Program.