Assessment on school requirement program and feasibility study for school refurbishment & extension

Within the Berlin school-building offensive, the district authorities of Steglitz-Zehlendorf have contracted Ronski+Burke to continue with the next phase of a modernization of a grammar school in Berlin-Lichterfelde. The school was founded in 1970. The school has over 400 students from an international background. RBA will coordinate the participation procedure with all relevant school-parties and come up with conversion options (general feasibility study with cost calculation).

School requirement programme and building committee coordination

Two schools (a primary school and a high school) on a common site require full refurbishment. RBA was commissioned for coordinating support of the building committee and the participation procedure for the technical implementation of the modernization targets and for the development of a requirement programme. The building measures are part of the of the Berlin school construction offensive.

Residential development of empty site

A large Berlin-based berlin-owned housing association requested that RBA provide a feasibility study as part of an acquisitions process for a large inner city site. The brief was to examine the urban planning parameters, in particular an area development plan that has not yet been formally enacted, and to come up with realistic scenarios for the later development of a residential complex with several hundred apartments and associated facilities.

The site, located directly adjacent to Ostbahnhof and offering the opportunity to create an exciting, dense, mixed-use project working with many synergy effects from neighbouring brownfield sites and the existing urban fabric and transport infrastructure.

The client required that an outline project be developed with realistic, economic targets for the site, to aid in agreeing a purchase price. During the study, RBA held talks with the local urban planners and with several developers from the neighbouring sites in an effort to ascertain the maximum height and density figures.