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The Haus der Statistik is a building complex in Berlin. It was built in 1968-1970 as the headquarters of the State Central Administration for Statistics of the GDR.
After German reunification, German authorities used the buildings, but since 2008 it has been empty.
In 2015, the initiative Haus der Statistik, a group of committed artists, architects, artists and politicians, prevented the sale of the building to investors and a planned demolition.
The impulse of the Haus der Statistik initiative was taken up by the Berlin-Mitte District Assembly and later in the coalition agreement of the red-red-green government of Berlin.
The building was acquired by the State of Berlin from the Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben (BImA) at the end of 2017 in order to implement the model project, which is oriented towards the common good.
This paved the way for the development of the site in the public interest.
The existing building and the approx. 65,000 m² new building will provide space for art, culture, social affairs and education, affordable housing and a new town hall for central and administrative uses.
In order to achieve this goal, an innovative and effective constellation of actors was formed.
The five cooperation partners ("Koop5") - Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing, the Berlin-Mitte District Office, the state-owned companies WBM Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte and BIM Berliner Immobilienmanagement as well as ZUsammenKUNFT Berlin eG - have been working cooperatively and in joint responsibility on the development of the Haus der Statistik since January 2018.
The Networking Council is a public meeting on the House of Statistics, which has been organised by the House of Statistics Initiative since the beginning of 2016. It brings together different voices and users to develop ideas for the future.
2019 marks the beginning of the first pioneer uses and in this context Making Futures will situate its school.