An office building with character

The Haus des Lehrers now provides modern office space for numerous companies. It is also a genuine icon of Berlin architecture, boasting a unique charm. Together with the Berlin Congress Center (bcc), it is an impressive example of how a historical property can be successfully revitalised as a business space.

BECOME A LEASEHOLDER IN THE HAUS DES LEHRERS

OFFICE SPACE

Put yourself at the heart of the city – in a location with character.

As a leaseholder in the Haus des Lehrers, you can offer your clients and employees all the advantages of a great inner city location and more besides: superb transport links, prestigious surroundings and state-of-the-art facilities in a building with a unique history and architecture. In other words: ideal prospects for your company.

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ALWAYS THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION

THE HAUS DES LEHRERS – TURNING HEADS SINCE 1964

FROM TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION BUILDING TO PRESTIGIOUS PROPERTY

From 1908, the site where the Haus des Lehrers now stands was occupied by an elaborate Art Nouveau building that served as the communication centre for the 3,000+ members of the Berlin Teachers’ Association. The Haus des Lehrers came into being in its current form in the 1960s as a renowned example of GDR architecture.

The circular-angular face of the future

When the Haus des Lehrers was constructed in the early 1960s, it wasn’t just a building – it was a vision of the future: a strategically positioned symbol facing out onto Alexanderplatz that aimed to demonstrate that the GDR was a progressive state that was more than capable of keeping up with the West. A “herald of the future” that was visible from afar: the high-rise tower and the accompanying congress centre occupied an extremely prominent position – right at the point where Stalinallee (now called Karl-Marx-Allee), a monumental boulevard extending from the east, met Alexanderplatz, the city’s up-and-coming centre. The prestigious property was intended as a work of architectural art that paved the way for international modernism. For this reason, it is now a listed building.

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The famous “abdominal bandage”

The mosaic frieze Our Life is Europe’s largest work of art, measured by area. Comprising approx. 800,000 individual tiles, it extends around two storeys of the Haus des Lehrers, which is located on Alexanderplatz and was designed by Hermann Henselmann. Walter Womacka designed and produced the monumental frieze, measuring seven metres in height and 125 metres in length, between 1962 and 1964 in cooperation with other artists.

The work was commissioned following a competition launched by the GDR Ministry of Culture. Henselmann’s plans for the building included a frieze facade around the third and fourth floors. Womacka was later put in charge of designing this frieze. The two windowless storeys behind the frieze were allocated to the archives of the central education library.

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