4 July 2020

Moving into WATERKANT in Spandau

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Tim Budig was born in Spandau and, like most Spandau natives, has strong ties to his district. Since this May, WATERKANT Berlin’s Retail and Sales Manager has a new home – his first own apartment on Schwielowseestraße.

Tim Budig didn’t have far to move because until now, he lived just on the other side of the Havel. On his daily walks, he was able to see the progress being made on the large construction site of WATERKANT in Spandau, where 2,500 new flats are being built together with WBM.  

Tim Budig viewed three apartments in advance via the Gewobag rental office at WATERKANT but: “I immediately fell in love this this apartment. I came in here and took in the light, the modern feel, the airiness. This isn’t a boring place to live,” he says happily, “as soon as I took the first step over the threshold, I knew how I wanted to furnish everything, where I’d put the kitchen and dining area, for example.”

A terrace or balcony were also important to him. “Here, you’re living in the middle of the city,” he says: “and if you’ve already been given the opportunity live directly by the water, you also want to enjoy the view.”

His new place comprises of around 65 m² of living space and a rooftop terrace with an unspoilt view of the water. His family even liked it so much that his mother and sister applied directly for an apartment at WATERKANT.  

Ausblick auf das Wasser an der WATERKANT in Spandau.
WATERKANT view: summer 2020.

Tim Budig is taking his time when it comes to interior design. It should be beautiful: modern and minimalist with a slightly industrial touch. What he appreciates about Haselhorst is the variety of recreational opportunities and the fact that all his jogging routes run along the Havel. He is also a fan of the local restaurants, such as “Stilbruch” on Eiswerderstraße and “Raymons” fish restaurant in Hakenfelde.

Responding to being asked how he imagines his first summer at WATERKANT in Spandau, he laughs and points to the view: “It will definitely be sunny. I’m looking forward to nice evenings by the barbecue and inviting friends over. It will definitely be a summer with lots of time by the water.”

First impressions from the house-warming:

Tim Budig did not expect that Snezana Michaelis, Gewobag board member, would personally welcome him to his new apartment. Armed with house-warming gifts, the Gewobag boss wished him all the best for moving in.

Photos © Felix Seyfert

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