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How can we inspire a more sustainability-driven mindset for the future place of work at EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin?
A new way of thinking is shaping the way we work and where we work. All in an inspiring environment that combines sustainability with smart technology. EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin – Vattenfall's headquarters in Germany from 2022 – exactly embodies this spirit. A building that fits perfectly, both outside and inside, into the world of tomorrow. Why not be a part of it?
Together with the startup experts from Urban Impact, Vattenfall and EDGE are looking for the best tech solutions that smartly and creatively convey the sustainable mindset of this new workplace. The purpose of the Sustainability Challenge: to find a solution or initiative that enables Vattenfall’s employees and the building itself to become even more sustainable during the operational phase. The solution is to raise awareness among employees and visitors and motivate them to sustainable behaviour.
The winning solution will be implemented in the EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin building. For you, this means: up to 100.000 implementation € budget, a reference and visibility in one of Berlin's beacon projects regarding sustainability and architecture.
Submit your Sustainability Challenge application online by 23:59.
First round: selection of the best solutions to be presented to the jury at the end of May.
The jury of renowned experts selects their favourites and determines the participants of the co-creation phase.
Welcome to the co-creation phase: The Pitch Day winners will receive a stipend of € 5,000 and will be accompanied by a mentor for 4 weeks.
Who will get to implement their solution? We will learn who successfully passed the co-creation phase.
The winner(s) will work with EDGE and Vattenfall to implement their solution in the building.
The essence of modern working: The spectacular building ensemble, developed by EDGE, is intelligent down to the smallest detail – starting with the emission-saving wood-concrete hybrid construction. When completed at the end of 2021, EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin will be the largest wood hybrid building in Germany. Behind the clear architecture of the Carré, there is plenty of smart technology for the efficient operation of the building. Inside: maximum freedom to flexibly design room concepts flooded with light. The absolute highlight is the atrium, with a roof that offers an unlimited view towards the sky. Filigree open staircases run at different heights through the inner courtyard – supported by tree-like columns.
About EDGE Suedkreuz Berlin
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Thanks to exciting projects and locations such as the EUREF Campus, there is a spirit of innovation in the direct neighbourhood. Südkreuz station serves as a model hub for sustainable transport, mobility and energy concepts.
Show us how you combine smart technology and highest standards of sustainability in an urban context. We can’t wait to see your solution! Any questions? Take a look at the FAQ.
And don’t forget: challenge deadline is 2 May 2021, 23:59 CET.