ELA container on the roof of a shopping centre in Berlin

ELA Container - Containeranlage Gropius Passagen Berlin Luftansicht
Lifted by crane: This container system has been installed on a parking level.


Type and number of containers

14 ELA premium containers

4 ELA quality all-rounders  

Floor space

312 m²


Outer walls: pebble grey (RAL 7032)

Inner walls and ceiling: white

Floor: grey/white

Extra equipment

Split air­conditioning units

Sun circulation roofs

Smoke alarm

Cable ducts

Sewage lifting unit

When Berlin’s largest shopping centre Gropius Passagen in Neukölln is modernised, excellent planning and coordination will be needed. Consequently, high up on the roof of the shopping centre, the general planner and contractor set up its project headquarters in 18 combined ELA office containers. These containers provided the necessary infrastructure for a project as extensive as a shopping centre modernisation.

ELA Container - Gropius Passagen Berlin office container
Large-scale projects can be planned and steered smoothly in the ELA room modules.

The ELA container system is split into meeting rooms and lounges, offices, a reception and other function rooms. ELA sanitary containers have been added to the system. There was ample space on the shopping centre’s parking level to set up an extensive project headquarters made from room containers. ‘The individual containers were lifted onto the roof of Gropius Passagen by crane’, explains ELA Area Sales Manager Marc Richter. ‘The modules were then assembled and the finished system was handed over to the customer.’

The turnkey container system ticked every box.
Marc Richter
ELA Area Sales Manager

‘As it can get very hot on a parking level in the summer months, air-conditioning the spaces was one of our key tasks in planning’, says Richter. Plenty of split air-conditioning units and special sun protection roofs were the ideal solution, as the customer confirms: ‘The environmental concept of the container system has borne fruit. We’re delighted with the quality of the ELA containers and will certainly be back.’

ELA Container - Gropius Passagen Berlin kitchen
Quality speaks for itself: ELA containers have an excellent room climate.
ELA Container - Gropius Passagen Berlin meeting room
The perfect working environment in bright and modern container rooms.

‘It is important to provide personalised customer support’, says Richter. ‘Through joint visits and discussions, what the customer needs from the container system quickly becomes clear and we are able to make a personalised offer in no time.’ This is also exactly why ELA containers, available to rent or buy, are a popular room solution on all types of building site.

Specialist consultant on site