More than a century ago, the warehouse on the Tempelhof harbour was one of the most modern storehouses of its time. In 2009, it was renovated and extended with a new construction of futurist design – Berlin’s first shopping centre directly on the waterfront. The shopping gallery is the urban center of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district. Being the only shopping center in Berlin which is directly situated at the water, it has a unique ambiance. The combination of shopping, restaurants, and leisure facilities with an impressive landmarked architecture lets the location stand out in Berlin.
Over two levels and area of 21,000 square meters the mall hosts 120 retail shops. Its anchor tenants include Media Markt, Edeka, H&M, New Yorker, and C&A. The building complex also includes a medical center and offices with a total rental space of almost 5,000 m². Thus, the total rental space of the property covers an area of 37,000 m². In the harbor area, different restaurants and a children’s daycare are embedded in a world of cranes, rails, boats, steel fences, wooden boardwalks and natural stone quays.
Tempelhofer Hafen is located in the middle of Teltow Kanal which connects the Havel, coming from Potsdam in the west, with the Dahme River in the east. The adjacent marina provides anchorage for 39 boats.
The new mall is partially located in a 19th century warehouse built in a typical Berlin urban style. The harbor and its surrounding buildings are appointed as industrial monuments. The balcony is created with typical Berlin materials: granite paving patterns and tilia trees. The balcony edge is defined by a transparent steel railing with a warm wooden handle. The railing invites visitors to enjoy the view over the lower maritime harbor site.