Quick Facts

Location Warschauer Straße 5 - 8
10243 Berlin - Friedrichshain
Asset Class residential
GFA 17,318 m²
Status completed
under management 


The Square at the Frankfurter Tor, designed by the architect Hermann Henselmann, marked the transition to the former East with its two towers. The project directly adjoins the historical and listed buildings of Karl Marx Allee. Today, Friedrichshain, with its numerous shops, restaurants and nightlife is one of the most popular residential areas in Berlin.


Through the collaboration with the local building authority and the State Office for the Protection of Monuments,  the renovation of the existing building and the approval for two new buildings in the inner courtyard was achieved. The project comprises 485 student apartments and 82 micro-apartments. On the ground floor there is a large lobby with work and leisure areas for residents and a large launderette and gym in the basement. Inspired by the idea of urban community living, the design features visible structural elements such as exposed concrete and exposed conduits. This combination of architecture, interior design and product design led to the project receiving the 2019 Iconic Award for Innovative Architecture. 

Since selling the property, CRE continues to manage the building under the brands Neonwood
and Tannhaus