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Modernisation of the Rocket Tower parking system creates around 200 additional parking spaces

Relieving the parking situation near Checkpoint Charlie

Location: 
Germany

Completion date:
September 2021

Modernisation as an alternative to demolition and new construction

The former GSW high-rise, which is now known as the Startup Campus, is one of the most striking buildings in Berlin. In 1996, an automatic parking system was installed underground in the 81.5 metre high building. Thanks to extensive modernisation by Lödige Industries in 2021, around 200 parking spaces are now available that could not be used before. 

The Rocket Tower project is an example of how many of the automatic parking systems that were developed in Berlin in the 1990s can be preserved and made usable for long-term, convenient use with appropriate modernisation measures. 

Enabling 200 parking spaces in central Berlin with bespoke modernisation

The automated parking system, which was built in 1996, had to be completely modernised to enable a fast and smooth process. For this purpose, the system was equipped with a new user recognition system and also received modern roller doors. The control and electrical technology of the entire facility was also rebuilt and brought up to the latest state of the art.

Users can now access the automated parking system via four entrances. Over 200 vehicles can be parked on six underground levels of the Rocket Tower. Users simply park their car in one of the parking cabins, from where the vehicle is automatically moved down a pallet and parked in a free space.

Reliable automated parking with 24/7 service support

A 24/7 manned support team permanently monitors the automatic parking system so that in the event of any malfunctions, faults can be rectified directly before this may even have an impact on users. Lödige Industries expanded its service offering in the German capital in 2019 by integrating B&B Aufzugsbau GmbH & Co KG in Reinickendorf. Currently, more than 400 systems are being serviced at the Berlin service location.

24/7 Remote monitoring:
Yes

Emergency call:
Yes

Maintenance:
Yes

Application: 
Office building

Modernisation:
User recognition, roller shutters, control and electrical engineering

Solution - Service:
Modernisation of a parking system

"On schedule, the Rocket Tower now has a comprehensively modernised automated parking system. In addition to the design and construction of new facilities, we manage a whole range of modernisation projects that involve combining the old stock with the latest technology. This results in cost-effective solutions, as here in Berlin, to counteract the tight parking situation in urban areas and increase both value and user comfort."

Daniel Osburg, Service Contracts at Lödige Industries

Solution

  • In order to keep the cost factor low and utilise it efficiently, a modernisation of the already existing facility was carried out. This enabled users to have a smooth and fast parking experience. The building, which is now used as a start-up campus, was equipped with an automatic parking system in 1996. Due to the outdated technology, the approximately 200 parking spaces were no longer usable.
  • Thanks to the complete modernisation, users now have access to over 200 parking spaces. For this purpose, the system was equipped with a new user recognition system and modern roller doors. The control and electrical technology of the entire facility was also brought up to the latest state of the art.

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