Mindspace and WertInvest Renovate Historic Building into New Flex Office Location in Berlin-Mitte


28 August, 2022

Mindspace is set to open its sixth Berlin location, by renovating a former department store in the heart of the city into a flex office. Located at Münzstraße 12 / Max-Beer-Straße 2-4 in Berlin, near Alexanderplatz, the global flex office provider’s newest location Mindspace Münzstraße is being built across 4,100 m² and will cover over 700 workstations spanning five floors. Scheduled to open in spring 2023, the building has been part of the WertInvest Group portfolio since 2014 and combines the best inner-city location with an architecture steeped in history.

“We are delighted to partner with Mindspace to refurbish the historic building near Hackescher Markt into a lively place where creativity can flourish. Mindspace appreciates the special nature of this property, and also shares our high standards of quality as well as our affinity for architecture and design,” says Andrea Purkel of WertInvest.

Tension between tradition and modernity

At first glance, the former department store dating from 1913 appears almost sober and simple. Only upon closer inspection do the elaborate details on the windows and facade become apparent. Relief in the form of animals, plants and abstract ornaments, as well as stucco and statues adorn the building, which is considered an early example of reinforced concrete construction.

This built-in standard for quality and design will be reflected in the interior of the building as well, following a comprehensive remodeling, and is essentially anchored in the joint concept of Mindspace and WertInvest. As with all Mindspace locations, future members can look forward to the beautifully designed office space and all-inclusive service they have come to expect from the boutique flex office space provider. Completed with state-of-the-art technical equipment and a full-service package, the workplace experience will be redefined for companies of all sizes.

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“The demand for flexible office solutions continues to grow, which is why we are excited to bring our expertise and brand to another project in the city. In addition to the building’s history and central location, the new Mindspace Münzstraße offers plenty of space to let creativity run free, enhancing employee engagement and productivity. This is one of the reasons why we are delighted to be working with WertInvest on designing this unique space for flexible office solutions,” says Oliver Lehmann, General Manager of Mindspace Germany.

Further expansion in Berlin

According to a report by Colliers, a global leader in real estate services and investment management, Mindspace has announced more new locations in Berlin than any other provider since the beginning of Covid. This shows the market for flexible office solutions is booming, especially in the German capital.  Mindspace Münzstraße is already the company’s third new location announcement in Berlin this year. Just this July, Mindspace opened its Zimmerstraße location where a number of well-known companies such as Semrush (NYSE: SEMR), Pernod Ricard (EPA: RI), Doktor.de, Siteminder and Mollie were the first to sign. The special services for Mindspace Zimmerstraße members include a gym with showers and changing rooms, a special Yoga and Pilates room, and the world’s first official Mindspace Café in collaboration with 19grams, the coffee roasting company.

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Mindspace Ku’damm, a new location on Kurfürstendamm, is also currently in the final stages of interior construction and will open this fall in the finalized part of the FÜRST. The location offers, among other things, an eleventh-floor roof terrace with a 360-degree panoramic view and a wealth of  amenities in a prime location with an attractive mix of retail, gastronomy, lifestyle and art.

“Globally, Germany is currently Mindspace’s largest market with a total of twelve locations. We’re also looking for other locations to expand our global footprint. As we are growing, we are currently hiring for over 20 positions in Germany,” explains Lehmann.

About Mindspace:
Mindspace is a boutique flex space provider, presenting a global mindset with a local flavor. Mindspace redefines the workplace experience for companies of all sizes. The beautifully designed spaces, personalized level of service and carefully curated events foster enhanced employee engagement and a strong sense of community, accommodating the way people work, innovate and grow. Our customer base includes blue-chip companies, enterprises and SMBs, in more than 40 locations, 20 cities and 7 countries across Europe and the US. Along with startups and small companies, Mindspace is home to corporations and large companies such as GEA, Bayerische Hausbau GmbH & Co. KG Cocomore, Samsung, Microsoft, Techstars Accelerator, Barclays Bank, Taboola, GoPro, Playtika and Klarna. For further information please visit Mindspace.me, or follow Mindspace on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

About WertInvest:
Sensing architecture. Shaping change. Living sustainability.
WertInvest Group realizes residential, office and commercial space, often in landmarked structures in prime inner-city locations as a builder, investor, developer and real estate developer. Since 1993, we have been focusing both on people in their homes or workplaces and on the city as a whole. We always choose each project carefully and integrate it prudently into the urban fabric in our field of activity. Our passion lies in the development of architecturally sophisticated projects – our focus on exceptional architecture, ecological conception and holistic harmony. With this claim we create unique properties with an atmosphere in Austria, Germany and New York.


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Mindspace is a boutique flex space provider, presenting a global mindset with a local flavor. We serve companies in 45 prime locations across Europe, Israel and the US.

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