Blankenfelde-Mahlow Sustainable living in Blankenfelde-Mahlow
Deutsche Habitat, together with its general planner Blumers Architekten, is developing nearly 250 residential units with approximately 39,000 m² of gross floor area and about 32,000 m² of living space on a 57,000 m² site in Blankenfelde-Mahlow. In addition to the residential units, commercial units with approx. 1,250 m² of usable space are going to be built. The planning fulfills the demand for a future-oriented building concept and sustainable operation. Ecologically sound materials are used. Thermal insulation and other energy efficiency measures meet at least the EE 55 building standard. High architectural quality and high functionality are a matter of course for us.
Location The green community
With over 28,000 inhabitants, Blankenfelde-Mahlow is the most populous municipality in the Teltow-Fläming district of Brandenburg and is located just 4 kilometers from the Berlin city limits, in the immediate vicinity of the BER growth region. The location offers an attractive mix of rural tranquility as well as small-town flair and is rightly called a "green community". Blankenfelde-Mahlow has a very well-developed settlement structure, whereby the townscape is characterized by single-family and multi-family houses as well as garden plots. Shopping, sports and leisure facilities, playgrounds, and local recreation are in the immediate vicinity. Within a few minutes, there is an excellent educational landscape with several kindergartens, after-school care centers, 9 schools and a library, as well as the Rangsdorf lake with its many recreational opportunities. The distance to Berlin's city center is about 20 km. Berlin can be reached by car in about 10 minutes via the B 96. Blankenfelde-Mahlow is also located directly on the A10 freeway ring that encircles Berlin. The local public transport offers connections to all important hubs in the local as well as long-distance network with a well-developed bus line network, several regional and suburban train stations.
Growth region BER A region with a future
The population of Berlin grows steadily. Accordingly, the real estate market is experiencing high demand, which currently cannot be met. Due to the strong growth, the communities around Berlin are gaining in importance. This also includes the region around the new capital city airport BER. Many new jobs have already been created here through the establishment of over 2,000 companies. This trend also emerges for the coming years. The communities around the airport are attractive for families looking for living space close to nature that is more affordable than in Berlin.
Energy concept Establishing tomorrow's energy standards today
The entire residential quarter is going to be centrally supplied with heat. The heat is going to be distributed to each individual residential unit via an underground, pre-insulated pipe system. The entire system is designed as a regenerative low-temperature energy generation and distribution system for a supply temperature of max. 45 °C. Energy is generated at the site through an interplay of various resource-conserving and renewable energy sources and generation systems. The geothermal probe field plays a decisive role in this. The system is supplemented by two air-source heat pumps with a total thermal output of approx. 360 kW. Treated heating water is used as the heat transfer medium in the local heating network. A photovoltaic system for local electricity generation is planned on the facades of the parking garage.
Outdoor facilities An area with ecological added value
In our project in Blankenfelde-Mahlow, we design outdoor facilities with a high ecological value. Each residential unit has its own garden area in front of and behind the house. The rows of houses are divided by common areas that can be used for recreational purposes. Three of these areas are planned as spacious play areas. In the east of the residential area, wild fruit meadows will be created for residents. The other areas of the outdoor area are designed differently: such as a flower meadow, planting area, lizard quarters or play area. The near-natural areas will be made accessible with walking paths. In addition to bird and bee nourishing plants, protective plants for birds and small animals are also planned.