The site on Bouchéstraße – named after the Huguenot family of botanists and gardeners that rose to prominence in the 18th century – is steeped in history. After the Second World War, the large rectangular site between Mengerzeile, Harzerstraße and Bouchéstraße was located at the perimeter of the Soviet sector and directly bordered on the American sector – and therefore became part of East Germany in 1949. The owner of the site was expropriated and the Berlin Wall was built on the land. Consisting of two concrete walls and the so-called “death strip” in-between, the border between East and West Berlin ran right through the site for decades. And it was precisely here on the “death strip” that an East German border watchtower was also constructed. Despite this, one of the most spectacular escapes from East Berlin took place in Bouchéstraße in 1983 using a cable suspended from a rooftop on either side. Then in 1989 the Wall fell, and it took another 25 long years for the son of the former owner to be able to purchase the land and use it as his father had originally intended: as the location for a residential complex.
This family-friendly, peaceful and leafy site in Alt-Treptow is now home to 276 new condominiums in an impressive architectural development. Bouché Gardens redefine modern living: this innovative residential complex offers condominiums with customizable floor plans, plenty of scope for design flexibility, park-like courtyards and a facade architecture that certainly makes a statement. This is where a clear building style fashioned by a facade of glass and exposed concrete meets verdant inner courtyards, where modern urban living meets the natural environment of the surrounding area.
Bouchéstraße 39, 12435 Berlin-Treptow
First construction phase:
103 apartments, 2 commercial units
Second construction phase: Sales
A total of 102 underground parking lots, 10 of which are equipped with recharging facilities
24,000 m² of residential and commercial space
DISTINCTIVE BUILDING FEATURES
Both in terms of construction and interior fittings, Bouché Gardens combine quality and innovative technology with sustainability. The doors, parquet flooring and floors of the terraces, balconies and loggias all feature durable wood, while the bathrooms are fitted with first-rate brands such as Duravit, Villeroy & Boch or Grohe, and tiles are made from top-quality porcelain stoneware. Underfloor heating throughout the entire apartment ensures a pleasant, comfortable indoor climate. At Bouché Gardens sustainability is not just a buzzword: as an energy-efficient building certified to meet the KfW 55 standard (i.e. it needs just 55% of the energy that a comparable reference building would require), the Bouché Gardens project reduces resource consumption, and building emissions are even lower than the levels stipulated by law. The district heating system from environmentally friendly combined heat and power plants, and the building’s triple glazing and insulation system are key elements of the sustainability approach.