Urban development in Berlin-Friedrichshain
The districts in Berlin are developing rapidly and are constantly changing. Such a development is currently under way at the Warschauer Brücke in Berlin-Friedrichshain. In the immediate vicinity of the Mercedes Benz Arena with the Entertainment District completed in 2018 and the East Side Mall, the EDGE East Side skyscraper project is currently still in the planning phase.
This skyscraper was developed by one of the most innovative Dutch project developers, EDGE Technologies. EDGE Technologies, a spin-off of OVG Real Estate, has developed one of the first energy-neutral buildings and is now using this approach in the planning for the EDGE East Side project in Berlin.
The 142 meter high building consolidates various uses including office space, co-working spaces, cafes, service facilities and function rooms.
Visitor flow analysis: Will all users be happy?
In order to check early in the planning phase whether the building was designed for the many different types of use, accu:rate was requested by the client representative BOHNZIRLEWAGEN to carry out a visitor flow analysis.
The analysis aimed to stress test the foyer, the entrances and the vertical connector elements (e.g. escalators, elevators) of the EDGE East Side in different scenarios.
The number and position of the elements was varied in order to determine the best possible solution with regard to the given design criteria. Together with our client, we defined different variants and analyzed the results. Through this iterative process, the optimal solution for the client could be worked out.
Fig.: Analysis of EDGE East Side entrance area using heat maps to show the main routes.
Photo credit: EDGE Technologies