Historic building fabric to the latest standards
The history of Krausenhöfe is closely linked with that of the media and film industries in Germany. In the 1920s, the ensemble housed the headquarters of Universum Film AG (UFA) and then Deutsche Film AG (DEFA) as well after the war. As one of the last still vacant listed buildings from the beginnings of the grand era of prestigious business premises in Friedrichstadt, Krausenhöfe is now opening its doors to new entrepreneurial spirit.
The entire complex has undergone meticulous and discerning refurbishment. The result is an inspired combination of state-of-the-art building technology and ecological standards harmonizing with aspects of architectural conservation. The different floors with up to 2,000 square metres of floor space thus offer outstanding opportunities for use in every dimension. Ceilings of over four metres in height, large windows and the high-quality choice of materials provide the setting. The two façades facing Krausenstrasse and Schützenstrasse are in line with accepted conservation practice and embody the architectural tradition of Berlin’s business premises.