In 1825 the English company “Imperial Continental Gas Association” (ICGA) from London wins the bid for Berlin for financing, constructing and operating the gas works and mains. In 1826 the first gas streetlights are lit at Unter den Linden.
In Berlin, on 1 January after expiration of the ICGA monopoly, the “Städtische Gaswerke” are founded with their own grid. GASAG is born. As a result, gas made a triumphant entry into households, industry and craftsmen’s establishments.
ICGA constructs the Schöneberg gas works. A telescope gasometer (gasholder) without a conventional brick casing was unique, a second vessel was added in 1877. Schöneberg was the first suburb of Berlin to have its own gas grid in 1854.
The gas works are modernized and expanded by architect Alfred Messel, amongst others. The high quality required by ICGA is evidenced by the machine and boiler buildings with the prominent water tower. The Schmiede (smithy) was built in 1900.
The new gasometer (gasholder) is built by 1910; the steel construction is 78 metres high. Up to 160,000 cubic metres of gas can be stored in an extendible telescope-like dome. The vessel is one of the three largest in Europe.
ICGA is forced to transfer the property to Deutsche Gasgesellschaft AG; ICGA went into liquidation in 1916 as a result of the war.
In 1946 the gas works are shut down, the Gasometer (gasholder) remains in operation for gas storage until its decommissioning in 1995.
EUREF-Campus site development with regard to topics such the shift to renewable energy and mobility begins. Reinhard Müller concludes the sales contract with GASAG on 21 February. An energy concept is presented. Starting in 2008, the EUREF star shines on the Gasometer (gasholder).
The so-called Bundestagsarena is set up in the Gasometer (gasholder), an event space with a dome, which was built as a replica of the Reichstag dome for the 2006 Football World Cup. The Schmiede (gastronomy) and Messelbau as a platform for electric mobility are modernized.
In 2011 on 11 September Günter Jauch starts his political talk show in the dome – EUREF-Campus becomes known nationwide. Construction of the first new building commences and the water tower is modernized for TU Berlin. A biogas-driven combined heat and power plant supplies buildings with electricity and heat.
EUREF-Campus already meets the CO2 climate protection targets set by the Federal German Government for the year 2050. Cisco and Deutsche Bahn announce that they are setting up at EUREF-Campus. Cisco opens an innovation centre here in 2015.
Michelin star chef Thomas Kammeier becomes head of gastronomy of EUREF-Campus. The “Reglerhaus” emerges as a new exclusive event location. TU Campus EUREF, sited here since 2012, celebrates its first Masters graduates.
The small autonomous shuttle bus Olli starts test operations on the property. The dome tent in the Gasometer (gasholder) is reconstructed as an event space with space for up to 600 persons.
The G20 Africa Summit takes place at EUREF-Campus. The topping-out ceremony is held for Building 21-22. GASAG resolves to return to EUREF-Campus and move into Building 23-24, which is currently under construction.
The leading congress for mobility decision-makers – the Future Mobility Summit – is held for the first time with more than 1,300 participants at EUREF-Campus. Parallel to this, a permanent exhibition opens for the first time in the Gasometer (gasholder) – Ey Alter (which colloquially translates to “Hey, dude”) is an interactive presentation with a focus on the shift in demographics initiated by DAIMLER AG. In the summer of 2018 tenants move into the new Building 21-22.