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Coworking in Berlin

Berlin, 31 January 2024 – There are around 250 coworking spaces and business centres in Berlin. This makes the Spree metropolis the leader in Germany, ahead of Munich and Hamburg. There is one coworking space for every 16,992 inhabitants. However, these are becoming increasingly popular not only in Berlin, but throughout Germany. Since the last survey in 2020, the total number of coworking spaces has increased by a considerable 41.5 percent.

Coworking is no longer a trend, but rather the product of a changing working world. In 2022, around a quarter of all employed people in Germany worked from home. As a result, the shift of work into the private sphere is continuing even after the peak phase of the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, however, many people are finding it increasingly difficult to separate work and private life within their own four walls. The increasing number of coworking spaces in German cities suggests an interesting development. The office space for rent offers entrepreneurs, start-ups, but also employees of SMEs and corporations the opportunity to organise work flexibly and independently in the spirit of New Work, but still be part of a community. Added to this is the creative and sometimes innovative design of the so-called “Flex Spaces”.

Keyword flexibility: Anyone who thinks of sparse open-plan offices and a lot of anonymity when it comes to coworking spaces will quickly be proven wrong. We present successful Berlin models:

Engelnest Coworking

Engelnest Coworking was founded in 2019 by the siblings Asli and Ferhat Engel and is located in vibrant Schöneberg. The former pallet factory offers individuals and teams a creative, open and inspiring working environment on over 600 square metres. In addition to a quiet zone for concentrated work, there are telephone booths for more privacy, meeting and workshop rooms with extensive technical equipment, a lounge and kitchen area as well as an inviting outdoor area for BBQs, team events and dialogue.

The Drivery

The Drivery is an innovation hub and marketplace for start-ups and investors in the mobility sector. Start-ups and companies can shape the future of mobility on over 1,000 square metres in the historic Ullsteinhaus opposite Tempelhof harbour. From individual tables to well-equipped team, media and hardware studios to the brAInlab studio with access to innovative technology and parking and storage space, The Drivery offers more than 130 startups and over 700 members a comprehensive service.

MotionLab Berlin

MotionLab Berlin, based in Treptow-Köpenick, supports hardware founders and offers them a lot under one roof: Coworking space, makerspace, opportunities for hard-tech development, private offices and workshops. Members of the “hardtech community” gain access to professional machines and benefit from a variety of services such as mentoring & coaching, workshops, bootcamps or funding and financing opportunities.

Berlin therefore proves: Coworking is versatile. Wonder Coworking in Prenzlauer Berg, for example, offers its exclusively female members the only women’s network in a Berlin coworking space to date, the Social Impact Lab in Kreuzberg organises events relating to social innovation and entrepreneurship and at Betahaus, also located in Kreuzberg, workers can choose between a creative coffee shop atmosphere and permanent workspaces for rent. Today, it’s not just freelancers or startups who use the varied offers – companies like Microsoft have also recognised the benefits and have established their own coworking spaces. The Digital Eatery in Mitte is equipped with Microsoft gadgets and invites you to work but also to linger. That is what New Work is all about.

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