Imagining a New Golm Center in the middle of the Science Park
Sabrina Schwandt and dh | IMMOBILIEN have big plans for the Potsdam Science Park. In consultation with the state capital of Potsdam, the Golm location management and the Potsdam district of Golm, they have set themselves the goal of developing a “New Centre Golm.” The approaches sound extremely promising: “The ‘Neue Mitte Golm’ is to be built centrally around the squares of the Potsdam-Golm railway station. There will be cafés, restaurants and other services, but also enough space for meeting places for exchange and creativity,” says Sabrina Schwandt. The Potsdam-Golm district with its citizens is to be included, as are scientists and students. It was clear that many new buildings and rooms would be created and that the project would contribute a great deal to the existing attractiveness and infrastructure of the district. The spirit of cooperation and exchange of knowledge will remain.
For Sabrina Schwandt, there are many other reasons for the attractiveness of the project. For example, the special location of the Potsdam Science Park is another factor that makes this area particularly attractive: “Future tenants or buyers can be sure that they will become an integral part of the Potsdam Science Park thanks to the proximity and the opportunities for cooperation with the University of Potsdam and the non-university research institutes,” says Sabrina Schwandt. In addition, the Potsdam Science Park is impressive because of its landscape-like structure combined with modern architecture and excellent public transport connections.
The “Neue Mitte Golm” project is currently still in the planning phase and construction is scheduled to begin in Autumn 2021. The property is to be divided into four building complexes. The southernmost building complex is to be used for mixed purposes to support the vitalization of the Golm centre. This will create spaces for active exchange and encounters. Sabrina Schwandt: “We are also planning a café, small local supply shops, a sports studio and co-working spaces in combination with office space.”
According to the current development plan, the other buildings are intended for the settlement of commercial enterprises. Commercial space will be created here in close cooperation with the future tenants. The areas can be designed flexibly and their size can be varied. It is important for Sabrina Schwandt and her team that this “New Centre Golm” is not only available and useful for the employees in the area, but for the entire community.