Due to shortages in housing, expansion on roofs

28 June 2018

The shortage in housing and expansion opportunities in large German cities is noticeable. There are two men who have come up with a solution for this. They map out all flat roofs in the city and see which expansion options can offer. The first project is a start-up of the men of MQ Real Estate: A modular hotel has been built on the parking deck of the shopping center Ring-Center 2 in Berlin - the SKYPARK

An unused parking lot is revitalized. The entire hotel is designed in a sustainable, energy-efficient (KfW 55) modular structure and fully prefabricated in a factory in Germany. The hotel is part of De Novum Hospitality under their new label Niu. The construction of the hotel rooms is made up of cross-laminated solid wood slabs (CLT) of 80 to 100mm thick that provide the stability themselves. The modules weigh approx. 10 tons and are mounted on a steel lower structure so that they can be built very quickly.

In total, 151 Skypark hotel room modules form a complete hotel with the lobby. The hotel will be built in a single storey structure on the approximately 8.000 square meters of parking space in just a few weeks. The opening is planned for the autumn of 2018.

MQ Real Estate states: "We are the first team in the world to consistently focus on the modular addition of existing buildings, especially parking garages and we consistently concentrate on sustainable and energy-efficient structures and save money with our modular design."

Pieters is the advisor of the modules and likes to think along with MQ Real Estate, so that we can support innovative solutions.

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