The following are the developments now emerging on the five square kilometer site:

  • Berlin TXL – The Urban Tech Republic, a research and industrial estate for urban technologies with up to 1,000 businesses and 20,000 jobs
  • Berlin TXL – Schumacher Quartier,, a residential district with more than 5,000 new residential units for more than 10,000 people
  • A large nature and landscape space

After the acquisition of the site in August 2021 preparatory construction measures began, in particular the clearance of explosive ordnance. After eliminating any dangerous waste, the first civil engineering work started in 2022/2023, as well as the restoration and reconstruction work on the existing buildings in the Urban Tech Republic. This is followed by construction of the first residential units and of the education campus in Schumacher Quartier. Start of construction is expected to be in 2026.

No, that won’t happen. Large parts of the existing buildings are listed buildings and will form the nucleus of the future Urban Tech Republic. The iconic ensemble of buildings will be preserved for Berlin. Only lower grade parts without protected status will be removed, for example containers, tanks above ground and such like, or buildings that do not form part of the historic architectural ensemble.

The Berliner Hochschule für Technik will move into central Terminal A – in all likelihood in 2027. Terminal B is planned as start-up and event center. A technology center with laboratories, offices and workshops is being built in Terminal D. There are numerous ideas for the tower, but a decision about its subsequent use has not yet been made.

Terminal C will be dismantled. This provisional annex, dating from 2007, is neither part of the historic ensemble nor a listed building.

Parts of the “TXL North” development site will continue to be used by the helicopter squadron of the Federal Armed Forces Air Wing. (“Bundeswehr-Flugbereitschaft”) Planning for this quarter is still in its infancy. We are currently working on the feasibility analysis.

Berlin TXL is being financed from several different public and private sources: From Berlin’s budgetary resources, subsidies from the EU and the Federal Government, and the marketing and leasing of premises. In all we are counting on total investments of around eight billion euros, the major portion of which will be private investments.

Tegel Projekt GmbH is a public corporation and awards the contracts as part of public tender procedures that, depending on their size, are published on the stipulated platforms, for example on the State of Berlin’s tendering platform.

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Quite the opposite: It’s rather that the traffic will be lighter and the environment will be freed up As a comparison: Before the slump in air traffic as a consequence of the Corona crisis, every day there were more than 70,000 people en route to the airport – via the bottleneck that was the airport feeder road. In the future as many as 20,000 people will work in the area and around 10,000 people will live there. In addition, an innovative mobility concept has been developed for Berlin TXL.

After the closure of the Tegel Airport almost 30,000 residential units will be able to be built on the actual grounds and in their extended radius, which will bring considerable relief to the situation in the Berlin housing market. Moreover, in Spandau and Reinickendorf consideration is being given to environmentally protected areas in order to keep the appreciation pressure low after closure of the airport. In addition, the tools of the Federal Government (rent curbs) will take effect here. Furthermore, for the environs of the airport site a plan known as the Integrated Urban Development Concept (German Acronym ISEK) “Berlin TXL Surrounding Area” has been developed. The objective is to network the Urban Tech Republic and Schumacher Quartier as closely as possible with the existing city districts all around.

The first apartments in Schumacher Quartier are expected to be ready for occupancy starting 2028/29. The allocation of the approximately 2,500 housing units realized by state-owned housing companies is carried out by those housing companies. Tegel Projekt GmbH itself won’t develop nor rent out apartments.

No apartments are for sale at Schumacher Quartier. Following the course of conceptual procedures, plots of land are granted to building groups and cooperatives on a leasehold basis. The conceptual procedures will start as soon as the relevant development plans are available, probably in the second half of 2024. Current information will be published on our websites. Or subscribe to our newsletter at the end of this site.