Mover and maker of Siemensstadt

Stories that make history.

Siemensstadt has a variety of faces. Having grown over decades, the district thrives on the diversity of its residents. Whether they have always lived here or just moved here, they all have one thing in common - they feel connected to the district such that they are reflected in it. They have designed it in their own way, thus shaping the unique DNA of Siemensstadt. They are the inspiration and driving force behind the development of the Siemensstadt Square project. But who are these people, why do they live in Siemensstadt and what do they do here? This is what we want to find out by connecting with all members of the neighborhood. We meet people who live and work here, the people who are also defining the future of Siemensstadt Square.

  • Portrait Kathrin Deisting

    It’s just a matter of providing people with a space, even in Siemensstadt Square, where they can stop, recharge, and then continue on their way.

    Kathrin Deisting, protestant pastor in Siemensstadt

  • Portrait Rena Kleine

    Everyone knows by now that a surprising number of start-ups – including from Berlin, but also start-ups from all over the world – want to settle here. Siemensstadt, and what it will become, is very attractive to start-ups.

    Rena Kleine, co-founder of start-up ecotrek in Siemensstadt

  • Ingo Buschmann

    Well, of course we should do it! Make Siemensstadt greener, and bring in the bees. After all, we know that bees aren't doing very well. The bees are on the roof of the Dynamowerk, with the production hall underneath. We’ll see how much we collect and how great it will be...

    Ingo Buschmann Head of Siemens Energy training center and beekeeper at Siemensstadt

  • Portrait Britta Ballhause

    At Siemensstadt² there shouldn’t just be new buildings and technical progress; there should also be human progress. If that succeeds, it’d be a superb innovation!

    Britta Ballhause, Liaison for people with disabilities at Siemensstadt²

  • Portrait Lutz Oberländer

    Siemensstadt doesn’t have a single architecture: It’s actually like a picture book of the last 100 years of architectural history.

    Lutz Oberländer, book author in Siemensstadt

  • A Portrait of Edgar Schuster

    We knew that Siemensstadt residents stick together. Back then, there was such solidarity that has since ... yes, it’s still here. Everybody knows everybody.

    Edgar Schuster, Bookseller „Bücher am Nonnendamm“

  • Portrait Irina Mann

    I think it will become a small neighborhood of its own, a sort of microcosm. And what would be important for me, that people feel good here in Siemensstadt.

    Irina Mann, Independent Works Council Representative in Siemensstadt

  • Portrait Christian Scholz

    The idea of opening up the Siemens campus to the public is very appealing.

    Christian Scholz, Deputy Works Council Chairman in Siemensstadt

  • Portrait Lisa Wendzich

    If Siemensstadt offered entrepreneurs the opportunity to combine living and work, we’d have something very special: It would lure entrepreneurs from around the world.

    Lisa Wendzich, founder of SunCrafter in Siemensstadt

  • Hans Schlüter, retired employee, Fernschreiberwerk Siemensstadt

    I've worked here in Siemensstadt since 1963. Yes, I have great memories of the place, as a young lad then …

    Hans Schlüter, retired employee, Fernschreiberwerk Siemensstadt

  • Tanja Klage 1

    That things remain the way that it is, that is what I wish for the future: The social cohesion we have here is really great.

    Tanja Klage, Owner of “Tanjas Backparadies” in Siemensstadt

  • Stefan Kröger, Head of Business Administration Siemens AG in Siemensstadt

    Vocational training will change. In the future, learners will no longer have to follow lessons at a fixed time, and in a fixed place. They can decide for themselves where, when and how they want to learn.

    Stefan Kröger, Course Manager BWL Siemens AG at Siemensstadt