A trendy Berlin startup hub is expanding to a huge new space with a 26-foot ball pit

Factory BerlinFactoryFactory Berlin in Mitte.

Factory Berlin, a company that provides spaces where startups and corporates can work side-by-side, is expanding and opening a huge new building next to the German capital’s notorious Görlitzer Park.

The new Factory Berlin space will occupy 150,700 square feet — the equivalent of three American football fields — across five floors and have space to accommodate 1,000 members.

It will come with its own restaurant and cafe, as well as a 26ft-long ball pit (obviously) and a meditation/yoga room.

In summer, members will also be able to enjoy Görlitzer Park, which is popular with Berliners from all walks of life (and drug dealers).

Factory Berlin Gorlitzer ParkFactory BerlinFactory Berlin Görlitzer Park.

Backed by early Facebook investor Klaus Hommels, Factory Berlin already has a space in Mitte that’s home to hundreds of entrepreneurs and freelancers, music streaming service SoundCloud, and teams from Deutsche Bank and Uber. Twitter and Pinterest have also had European teams based out of Factory Berlin.

Membership to Factory Berlin is relatively cheap compared to other tech work spaces, costing just €50 a month. Fees are subsidised for most members as a result of the higher fees that corporates pay.

Gorlitzer ParkBusiness Insider/Sam SheadGörlitzer Park in summer.

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