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The former largest and most modern department store of the GDR, within walking distance of Berlin's Ostbahnhof, was transformed into the striking UP! Berlin building complex in 2021. After the acquisition by the Austrian real estate company SIGNA, Gewers Pudewill Architekten was commissioned to redesign the building. An architectural tour de force that transformed the aging building into a light-filled space for offices, shops, supermarkets and cafés. One of the challenges was to turn the self-contained complex into a bright building open to the outside. The solution: wedge-shaped canyons that run upwards in steps and offer each floor different-sized terrace areas. The special architecture and the new facade of closed and fully glazed elements provide the interiors with sufficient daylight and also offer spectacular views in and out of UP!
For the interior fit-out, Lindner supplied and installed not only expanded metal ceilings, wall claddings, plasterboard wall systems and hollow floor systems, but also numerous glass partitions, which underline the clean and bright room design and separate the individual rooms from one another. The Lindner Cube room-in-room system makes it possible to work in completely self-sufficient retreats. In addition to supplying and installing its own products, Lindner was also commissioned to carry out the painting, plastering and coating works as well as fire protection work.