Berlin Hyp is building a new corporate headquarters in accordance with the latest environmental standards. When it’s completed, the new headquarters will bring all employees in Berlin together in a single building.
The project is the result of a process that began with the idea of refurbishing our headquarters at the Bank’s long-standing location, as this building was rather old and was also no longer big enough to accommodate all of our employees. However, it soon became apparent that this approach would not allow us to achieve our goal of bringing all employees in Berlin together at one location in order to simplify communication and improve the exchange of ideas and information among employees. We then quickly decided to turn two buildings into one, so to speak, and the B-One project was born. The demolition of the old building and the construction of a new one at the same site allows us to maintain our strong roots at our traditional location in Berlin – at the north-east gateway to Berlin City West – and also design new working environments for our employees at that site.
The new building’s design reinterprets and transforms our Bank’s image by conveying a sense of transparency, flexibility, vitality and a forward-looking style: Our goal is to create a new headquarters that combines the best of both worlds – i.e. modern architecture and a solid tradition. Indeed, values such as trust, solidity, credibility and fairness are of the utmost importance to us and these values should be visible in the new building. The new corporate headquarters combines modern working environments with new forms of collaboration. Our employees will be able to enjoy pleasant working environments in which they feel comfortable as they utilise attractive workstations and forward-thinking technologies. Such aspects will also strengthen the Bank when it comes to the competition for young talent. Besides being a place of work, our new headquarters will also serve as a centre for social exchange and creative collaboration.