Berlin Adlershof, a “science city,” is Germany’s largest science and technology park and Berlin’s largest media location – embedded in holistic urban design. 1,100 employees and scientific institutions with nearly 20,000 employees work in an area 4.2 km² in size. About 6,300 students are also on site at the facility.
The science and technology park alone counts 527 companies and ten independent research institutions. These concentrate on:
- Photonics and optics,
- Photovoltaics and renewable energy,
- Microsystems and materials,
- Information technology (IT) and media,
- Biotechnology and the environment.
In addition, there are six natural sciences institutions with Humboldt-University Berlin (chemistry, geography, computer science, mathematics, physics, and psychology).
In addition to the media park with its 170 companies, a wide range of more than 430 commercial companies, businesses, hotels, and restaurants has grown up nearby. These, as well as the roughly 45 ha area of the Schöneweide (“Gleislinse”) shunting yard, which was closed in 1998, offer space for the science and technology park to grow even further.
360 single family homes have been constructed west of the 66 ha “Flugfeld Johannisthal” nature park over the last few years. 1,600 apartments (“living on campus”) for roughly 2,500 residents are currently being constructed in a 14 hectare area directly adjacent to the campus of Humboldt University.