Berlin is always worth a visit, but what about living there? The scarcity of housing space in the nation’s capital is a permanent topic in the media. Yet when driving through Berlin, construction cranes can be seen everywhere along with large residential complexes reaching up to the sky. A piece of wasteland remained for many years in the Prenzlauer Berg district of the city in the former East German border region. The building land in the Scandinavian quarter as it is known has now finally been transformed into a lively urban district with a high quality of living for singles and families with the construction of the complex with its nine individually designed buildings.
This former working-class area has a lot to offer: apart from the lovingly restored old buildings dating back to the late nineteenth century, Prenzlauer Berg is home to many parks, like the Falkplatz, which provide the perfect place to relax. Numerous cafés, restaurants and bars reflect an urban lifestyle and draw visitors and residents alike. There is also an extensive range of shopping options on offer. From small, trendy boutiques to well-stocked retailers and organic shops through to the “Schönhauser Allee Arcaden” shopping mall, there is something here to meet all needs and wishes. Families are also well catered for in the Scandinavian quarter; a large play area in the nearby Arminplatz and the “Jugendfarm Moritzhof” children's farm provide entertainment for all ages. The Prenzlauer Berg has excellent transport connections, with the S-Bahn circle line, U-Bahn subway and various tram lines and some bus lines providing quick access to other parts of Berlin. The main train station, Tegel airport and connections to inter-city highways are not far away either.
Considerably sought-after: 194 apartments on the historic “Finnländischen Grund” site
The 194 apartments developed in a complex of nine buildings in the new residential neighbourhood are called “nio”, which means “nine” in Swedish. Premium Immobilien Deutschland GmbH is the developer and investor. The residential complex was designed by two Berlin-based architecture firms Batek Bruzkus and Klaus Theo Brenner.
The nine individually designed buildings offer flexible layouts and three different apartment types: from terrace apartments to townhouses to penthouses with a view overlooking the roofs of Berlin. The one-to-five-room apartments with living space of 34 to 148 square metres are ideal for singles as well as for couples and families. The two-storey underground car park also offers space for 133 cars and around 400 bicycles. A spacious, green courtyard creates a pleasant living space in the centre of the city.
Beautiful and natural parquet from HARO 194 times over
The owners of the apartments had reason to be happy even before they moved in: with four high-quality parquet designs from HARO, they were spoiled for choice when it came to selecting their favourite floor. They had a choice of HARO Plank 1-Strip in Oak Nature or Light and HARO Strip Allegro Oak Nature or Light, with matching skirtings from HARO in each case. All in all, some 12,000 m² of parquet from HARO, Germany’s leading parquet manufacturer, was duly installed in the apartments.
Strip parquet from HARO is on an upward trend
Many of the apartment owners opted for strip parquet from HARO. The strips in 2-layer construction are ideal for glue down installation over underfloor heating. A wide range of installation patterns can be chosen for professional installation – from traditional herringbone bond pattern to English bond pattern. The special radiance of wood as a natural product is optimally showcased with the Allegro strips. The timeless design adapts itself to all interior styles and creates a cosy atmosphere in every room.
The residents of course particularly love the ease of care and durability of the installed floor. HARO Parquet offers versatile living pleasure in the dream apartments at Prenzlauer Berg.