FUBIC – Business Innovation Center next to Freie Universität Berlin Campus is the name of the technology and start-up centre currently being established in the south-west of Berlin. Covering more than 50,000 m², the site was originally home to a US military hospital. It was taken over by Berlin’s Charité hospital in the early 1990s and partly refurbished. WISTA Management GmbH acquired the site from the state of Berlin in mid-2016.

The central building will serve as laboratories and offices for research institutes and several innovative companies. The hospital building is being entirely renovated with a GRW funding grant and converted into the FUBIC technology and start-up centre. The focus is on the life sciences, health management, and information and communication technologies. Up to 1,000 jobs will be created for technology-oriented start-ups and fledgling companies.

The FUBIC will have a total usable floor space of approx. 18,600 m², of which almost 8,000 m² will be set aside for offices and laboratories. There will also be co-working spaces, workshops, server rooms, storage rooms and a parking deck. The technology and start-up centre will offer space for a total of 60–80 companies with approx. 700 employees.

The building is scheduled for completion in December 2022. Due to the high density of institutes and technology-oriented companies, the site already counts among Berlin’s sites for future industries and technologies. The FUBIC will moreover serve as a model and research project of the RWTH Aachen University in the field of all-electric systems. The long-term goal is to ensure a completely regenerative CO2-free energy supply for the entire campus.

Conversion of a former military hospital into a technology centre.
Project management during all project phases and areas of activity including completion of the VgV tender procedures to identify architects and engineers.
WISTA Management GmbH
Heinle, Wischer und Partner Freie Architekten GbR
Facts and figures
Gross floor area:28.974 m²
Construction costs:70 Mio. €
Construction time frame:2018-2022


Business and Innovation Center next to Freie Universität Berlin Campus
Fabeckstr. 60-62
14195 Berlin

  • Bird’s eye view before the redevelopment work

  • Bird’s eye view of the planned site (simulation)

  • Building cross-section (simulation)

Allocated services

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