Tegel Airport will close and make room for a growing Berlin.

The area will see the development of a research and industrial park for urban technologies: “Berlin TXL – The Urban Tech Republic”. Berlin will get back a part of the city and gain space for industrial, commercial, and research activities. And all of this will be only 15 minutes away from the seat of the government of Europe’s most important industrial nation.

The innovation park will focus on those aspects needed to sustain the growing cities of the 21st century. It will serve as a space where urban technologies can be researched, developed, produced, tested, and exported. Members of academia and researchers will meet here with representatives of industry and commerce, and start-ups will be able to connect with investors. And everyone will be working together to develop solutions for the cities of the future.

Six key urban technology themes have been chosen for this curated site:

  • Climate-neutral energy systems and the efficient use of energy 
  • Environmentally friendly mobility
  • Clean water
  • Recycling
  • The use of new materials for applications such as sustainable construction
  • The networked management of systems

Directly adjacent to the Urban Tech Republic will be a smart residential quarter with more than 5,000 apartments for over 10,000 people known as the Schumacher Quarter. Another 4,000 apartments are planned in the neighboring residential neighborhoods of Cité Pasteur and TXL North.

In total, Berlin TXL (including residential quarters and a landscape park) will occupy an area encompassing 5 km2 – equal to around five percent of the metropolitan area of Paris.

Time Line

  • Construction of the public aspects of the development: planned for spring 2021 following the takeover of the building site.
  • Implementation in four construction stages through about 2040

 

URBAN TECH REPUBLIC

TOTAL AREA BERLIN TXL 495 ha
PROJECT AREA URBAN TECH REPUBLIC 211 ha
DISTRICTS:
CAMPUS 39 ha
COMMERCIAL BAND 70 ha
INDUSTRIAL PARK 82 ha
MAIN ROADS AND LANDSCAPING 20 ha
PLOTS FROM3,000–200,000 m2
TOTAL AREA BERLIN TXL
495 ha
PROJECT AREA URBAN TECH REPUBLIC
211 ha
DISTRICTS:
CAMPUS
39 ha
COMMERCIAL BAND
70 ha
INDUSTRIAL PARK
82 ha
MAIN ROADS AND LANDSCAPING
20 ha
PLOTS FROM
3,000–200,000 m2

BERLIN TXL POTENTIAL

EMPLOYEESup to 20,000
STUDENTS5,000
COMPANIESup to 1,000
GROSS VALUE ADDED IN BERLIN TXL€1.3 billion p. a.*
GROSS VALUE ADDED FOR BERLIN €2.2 billion p.a.**
TAX REVENUE EFFECT FOR LAND BERLIN €150 million p. a.

* 2.500 Beuth Hochschule
** for 17,500 jobs
*** taking into account the overall employment effect of Berlin TXL for 17,500 jobs

 

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