ARCADIA receives DGNB pre-certificate in gold for newly designed “Otto Dix Passage” in Gera
At this year’s Expo Real in Munich, the “Otto Dix Passage Gera” project was awarded the DGNB pre-certificate in gold at the ARCADIA Investment Group stand on October 7th, 2019. The certificate was presented with the participation of the architects Heiko Vahjen and Andreas Brandt, who are responsible for the planning of the conversion, and numerous interested visitors of the trade fair.
The newly designed inner-city shopping arcade is expected to reopen at the end of 2020 with an enlarged sales area of approx. 16,000 square metres and an attractive tenant mix. In cooperation with the architecture company Vahjen Architekten Gesellschaft mbH and the DGNB auditor Büro für Bauberatung GmbH from Krefeld, the final certificate in gold is planned to be achieved after the completion of the shopping arcade.
Already in April 2018, an associated company of the ARCADIA Investment Group had acquired the inner-city shopping centre with a rental area of approx. 14,000 square metres at Museumsplatz 2 in Gera as well as the adjacent multi-storey car park with approx. 375 parking spaces and announced plans for expansion and revitalisation. The old shopping centre in Gera’s prime inner-city location is to be reopened with attractive tenants and will become the new heart of the city centre. In this way, the “Otto Dix Passage” will once again fully reflect the top location between the market, Sorge and the development project “Geras Neue Mitte”.
For the third year in a row, the Leipzig-based ARCADIA Investment Group presented its current projects, core competences and services at Europe’s largest real estate trade fair. One of the highlights of the three-day fair was the 1.50 m 3D mock-up of the “Otto Dix Passage”. Visitors were also able to obtain information about the company and its business areas via digital information carriers or through the 20 employees of the Group.
The German Sustainable Building Council – DGNB e.V. develops and promotes ways and solutions for the sustainable planning, construction and use of buildings. The primary function of the DGNB certification system is the objective description and evaluation of the sustainability of buildings and neighbourhoods. The certification system evaluates the overall performance of a building over the entire building lifecycle, considering ecological and economic quality, socio-cultural and functional quality, technical quality, process quality and location quality. If these criteria are met in an outstanding manner, a building receives a certificate or pre-certificate in platinum, gold, silver or bronze. The certification system of the DGNB is continuously developed and adapted to national and international standards and legislation.