Ideas, innovations and new courtyards
BERLIN IS BOOMING. Every 20 hours, a start-up is launched. Thousands of jobs are being created and, with them, a piece of the future. Even well-established companies with their think tanks are increasingly moving to Berlin. Right at the heart is Kreuzberg − Berlin’s creative centre, a magnet for smart and creative brains from all over the world. Around the Moritzplatz, the digital industry is pulsating, ideas are bubbling out, and success stories are emerging. THE SHELF is the new hub for forward-looking companies. A fascinating new interpretation of classical Berlin courtyard architecture, perfectly networked, in a dynamic neighbourhood.
Centre-city, a hotspot, perfect transport connections
Creativity, Kiez and Kreuzberg
Living, working and enjoying life – this has always been the district’s recipe for success. This is where the international business avant-garde meets today. Between the crafts and the manufacturing sector, creative industry and digital pioneers, Michelin-star restaurants and coffee shops, between urbanity and idyllic greenery, a highly attractive blend of work, living and life pulsates.
The Kreuzberg
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9Parker Bowles
12Santa María
13Der Milchladen
22Motel One
Magnets, new talents and digital pioneers
GENEROUS, VARIABLE AND OPEN – new jobs need space to unfold. The boundaries between the desk and meeting zone, between concentration and communication are disappearing. Analogue and digital, young and old, experienced and eager-to-learn – intelligence and empathy characterise the new founding spirit. And nowhere can this be felt more than in the heart of Berlin: in Kreuzberg.
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Trend-setting location, urban oasis and wonderful environment
THE SHELF – is seeking a dialogue with its environment. It is taking the typical Berlin Stadtregal (a building composed of flexible shelf systems) and completely reinventing it. Rotating louvres bring the façade of the five-storey building complex to life. The two-storey entrance to the courtyard invites you to go on a discovery tour of the urban environment. Even a fleeting glance when passing by enables you to catch a glimpse of the green oasis. This is where a working and residential environment of pioneering quality is being created.
Space 4 Ideas
Are you looking for Space 4 Ideas in Berlin? In a metropolis like Berlin, it is anything but easy to find such space nowadays – so it’s all the more pleasing to know that as of the summer of 2021, rooms will be available in the central district of Berlin-Kreuzberg, right next door to Moritzplatz, where new ideas can find a new home.


Jury awards subsidized commercial space to “Junge Tüftler / Good Lab”

The subsidized commercial space in the PANDION THE SHELF commercial building will be given to the “Junge Tüftler / Good Lab” team. A competition jury declared the non-profit organization the winner in the “Space 4 Ideas” concept. Their conception was rated best and very convincing in the process. “Junge Tüftler / Good Lab” will move into the 221 square meter commercial space on Ritterstrasse in Kreuzberg, probably in June 2021, in order to implement their projects here. The spaces are made available at a greatly reduced monthly rent of EUR 6.50 per square meter.

Young inventors will set up a Good Lab at PANDION THE SHELF in order to develop new educational formats and enable people to actively and sustainably shape their own future. The commercial areas in THE SHELF, with floor-to-ceiling shop windows that ensure transparency, light and air, offer the best conditions: for example, creative areas equipped with workbenches are provided for workshops. Other areas are used for developing ideas and still others for concentrated work or for presentations. The Good Lab should be open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The current press release can be downloaded here.

The concept award

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There was great interest in subsidized commercial space in the PANDION THE SHELF office complex: more than 50 organizations had requested the documents as part of the “Space 4 Ideas” concept award. Ten application concepts were submitted, three of which were nominated by the jury and one user was selected for 1st place in the concept award.

Issue of the concept award: Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 by email, website, press release, construction fence banner, advertisements, social media, newsletter
Site inspection: Wednesday, June 17th and Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
Networking meeting: Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Inquiries during the construction site inspection: Queries from the participants were made during the inspection. The questions were answered anonymously by email to all participants.
Submission of the usage concepts: Saturday, October 31, 2020 (the submission date was postponed by one month from September 30). Ten usage concepts were submitted, three of which were selected for the final decision on November 30, 2020.

1st jury meeting, selection of three nominees: Thursday, November 12th, 2020
Nominated usage concepts: Coculture, Nestwärme plus, Junge Töpfler / Good Lab
2nd jury meeting and shortlist presentation: Monday, November 30th, 2020
Final decision for usage concept by: Junge Tüftler / Good Lab

Criteria for the concept award and evaluation (according to the concept announcement):
– qualification and quality of the planning (50%)
– integration ability (50%)
– VAT liability (general requirement)

Jury members entitled to vote:
1. Sören Birke, managing director of the Consense Society for the Promotion of Culture mbH with the boiler house and machine house in Kulturbrauerei Berlin
2. Alexander Wolf, Managing Director of Extraordinary Berlin and founder of the Dictyonomy Institute
3. Ursula Pischel, managing director, conception, exhibition development Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin, factory Osloer Straße Kindermuseum gem. GmbH
4. Mathias Groß, Branch Manager Berlin PANDION Real Estate, Berlin
5. Eva Nieuweboer, Corporate Communication & Project Management Art, Culture and Events, Pandion AG

Non-voting jury members:
Marylin Gorski, project developer PANDION Real Estate GmbH, Berlin
Guests: none
Client: Mathias Groß, Branch Manager Berlin PANDION Real Estate, Berlin
Moderation: Stefanie Raab, Managing Director Coopolis – Planning Office for Cooperative Urban Development


Berliner Allee 48 C
15806 Zossen

Eva Nieuweboer
Tel: +49 (0) 30 2 00 07 49-34
Fax: +49 (0) 30 2 00 07 49-99

Colours, shapes and comfort
THE SHELF IS DIFFERENT. Five different, carefully-planned, green islands bring a piece of nature back into the home. They offer fresh air, space and a clear view of the sky. The whole courtyard invites you to spend some time here. In the midst of the urban hustle and bustle of the capital city, THE SHELF offers areas to retreat and relax. Here, work-life balance is not just a catchphrase, but is expressed in the architectural style of this building.
Quality, high standards and the ability to adapt
FOUR UPSTREAM LANDING PLATFORMS create more space on all floors – and allow for an optimal combination of individual units. On the ground floor around the courtyard, there is a good 2,350 square metres for commerce and gastronomy. On the top floors, there is a total area of 12,900 square metres plus two spectacular roof terraces. A generous underground car park with 80 parking lots for cars and 200 for bicycles rounds off the range of what PANDION THE SHELF has to offer.
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The individual floors
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THE SHELF at a glance
THE FLEXIBLE, POSSIBLE PERMUTATIONS of the SHELF enables the maximum space for creating contemporary work environments. Individual, open-plan and combined offices, meeting zones, play areas and communication islands – everything is posssible. What makes THE SHELF special: each individual floor can also be used without any partitions at all. In addition, the floor-to-ceiling windows with external sunblinds provide plenty of light, fresh air and space.

ARCHITEC­TUREdistinctive & innovative

SHARED WORK SPACEScommunicative & effective


PARTITION­ING OPTIONSfrom approx. 300 m² – 2,767 m² per floor

2 ROOF TERRACESspectacular & unique

BASEMENT200 bicycle and 80 car parking spaces

DGNB-gold certification

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Berliner Allee 48C
15806 Zossen

Tel: +49 (0) 30 2 00 07 49-00
Fax: +49 (0) 30 2 00 07 49-99