Paul Wunderlich Haus, Eberswalde

The building ensemble comprised of four compact, three to fourstorey blocks grouped around a shared interior courtyard, closes the gap in city planning left over from the war in the middle of the historical old town of Eberswalde, in proper scale and with great circumspection. In addition to the district administration and the headquarters of the county commissioner, it also houses businesses, service facilities and a small museum with works by Paul Wunderlich, after whom the project is named.


Sprinkenhof AG, Hamburg

Completion and Certification

2007 / 2009

Gross Floor Area

22.218 m² (DGNB)



Tool used for LCC and LCA Calculation


The objective of achieving high quality in terms of design and energy efficiency at a low cost was implemented primarily by means of an optimum coordination of building form and insulation, intelligent daylight utilisation and thermal masses within the building. The drilled piles necessary for the foundation are equipped with absorber registers and, by means of a heat pump, are used for both heating in winter and cooling in summer. The ventilation system is equipped with a heat recovery system. Innovative technologies, such as vacuum insulation panels (VIP) and phase change material (PCM), were also installed. All of the specialist planners required for energy efficiency were included in the planning from an early stage onward. Simulations were carried out for the purpose of achieving an optimum building concept which goes beyond conventional planning efforts. As an EnOB project, extensive monitoring was carried out in the Paul-Wunderlich-Haus under the supervision of Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus.
Paul Wunderlich Haus, Eberswalde

Gold DGNB Cerficate

Building Assessment: 89,5 %
  • Ecological Quality: 91,2 %
  • Economical Quality: 100,0 %
  • Socio-Cultural and Functional Quality: 87,4 %
  • Technical Quality: 84,6 %
  • Process Quality: 77,9 %
Location Assessment: 78,6 %

Text source: Brochure Assessment System for Sustainable Building – Administration Buildings, Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS), Berlin, August 2011

Photo source: Presentation GAP, Berlin 2011