Love your neighbours
During the excavation phase, the coe48 building site had a very lovingly designed fence which we developed in collaboration with a local graffiti artist. After dismantling the fence, we were able to recycle the mesh material and manufacture shopping bags from it.

An idea…

… comes to life…

…first becoming a construction fence…

and then a shopping bag.

Oh, street life... KÖPENICKER STRASSE

The design by Tchoban Voss Architekten for the new residential and office building at the corner of Köpenicker Strasse and Wilhelmine Gemberg Weg fulfills a long list of requirements
and wishes.

The new building confidently closes the long-standing gap in the cityscape and quietly presents itself as part of the heterogeneous neighborhood. In addition to the spacious interiors, tenants will also be able to use the roof and a newly designed courtyard. Dining establishments are also planned for the ground

At Köpenicker Strasse 41 / Eiswerk Berlin, we have already initiated Stolperstein commemorative plaques for Raphael Rudolf Baron, Gertrud Baruch, Richard O. Baruch, and Martin Moshe Baruch.


The history of Köpenicker Strasse is long, complex, and impressive. Peter Schwoch, who has been involved with the entire neighborhood in a variety of ways for about two decades, is to be thanked for the Köpenicker Strasse research website, where historical details for the individual addresses may be found. That includes number 48.

Based upon that research, we know that the couple Charlotte and Erich Garske lived here. They sheltered the German Communist Party official Wilhelm Knöchel in their home in 1942. The Garskes were executed in Plötzensee in December 1943.

As a part of our responsibility for the transformation of the site, we submitted a request in 2021for a Stolperstein commemorative plaque, which is currently on the waiting list of the Stolpersteine Mitte Berlin Initiative.