The grade II listed building ensemble BIKINI BERLIN is awarded with gold for the sustainable revitalization. With the LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) award the exceptionally sensitive conversion is credited accordingly. LEED the American seal of approval is the internationally established certificate in the area of sustainable construction. It dominated the American market for years and is strong in the rise in recent years in Germany. It was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It is already for more than 10 years and has a certificate with significantly increased requirements and assessment profile, which comprehensively describes the structure performance for two years. “One important aspect: LEED project-accompanying quality assurance required by a qualified, independent commissioning agent”, which does not belong to the planning or construction-accompanying team.
The task to revitalize BIKINI BERLIN, is one of the biggest urban challenges in the urban environment Berlin. Why then yet another hurdle as the LEED core & Shell 3.O certificate? Dr. Jurgen Bullesbach, Chief Executive Officer of the Bavarian building and responsible for the revitalization of BIKINI, BERLIN: with BIKINI BERLIN and especially the Bikinihaus, we have acquired a piece of contemporary history at one of the most emblematic sites of Berlin and therefore the obligation to act responsibly. We face up to this responsibility in each area at the highest possible level. The task to act environmentally conscious and sustainable this includes naturally.” “Even though for LEED Gold only” have scored 60 points, BIKINI BERLIN has reached 76 points. For the LEED certificate in the category of core & Shell 3.0 for commercial buildings six subject areas handled, appropriately modified applied BERLIN on the revitalization of BIKINI. The Bikinihaus, completed in 1957, is in skeleton with a supporting grid of 6 x 6 meters, built in the main body 170 meters long and approximately 16 Meters wide.