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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


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