The ELK is dedicated to young people, whose fate usually takes place outside of social perception. Therefore we were looking for a prominent place in the middle of the urban society of Berlin. The EmMi LuebesKind-Haus is now being built in the center of Berlin-MITTE.

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The non-profit association EmMi LuebesKind also supports adolescents and young adults who could not grow up with their biological parents because they are (half-/full-)orphans ("Waisen"). The EmMi LuebesKind-Haus is being built between Littenstrasse and WAISENstrasse.


The non-profit company EmMi LuebesKind is developing the EmMi LuebesKind house entirely on its own initiative and erecting it without any public funding. The ELK house is intended to be a place of reference and retreat for young people. Because adolescents and young adults who do not grow up with their biological parents often lack fixed locations that are accessible to them at all times and that take their special needs into account. With the ELK house, the social concern of the non-profit company EmMi LuebesKind in Berlin-Mitte has a permanent address and a structural face. It takes on several functions, for example it serves as a
(1) information and meeting center,
(2) place for recreational activities and career prospects.
(3) training and conference location,
(4) workshop,
(5) study and scholarship Center.


In view of the central location in the middle of historic Berlin, the ELK-Haus will be both: an event and information location
(1) on the city history of Berlin,
(2) on urban development, especially the New Center.

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A new building for the EmMi LuebesKind Foundation is being constructed on Littenstraße in Mitte in the direct vicinity of the historical monastery ruins (“Klosterruine”). A house is being built which is intended as an institution for child and youth welfare.



The location of the land for the new building is controversial: it is small and narrow, but is located right next to the choir of the venerable ruins of the church of the Franciscan monastery. Its construction was started around 1250. Here ran the old city wall built around the same time, the last remnants of which are carefully preserved only 100 meters away.

The Berlin State Monument Office is not amused about the realization of this project, as the site with its ruins, green strip and remains of the wall is unique in Berlin. However, since building rights existed at this location, the project was started after years of discussions. Currently the civil engineering works are in progress.



The EmMi LuebesKind Foundation is concerned with children who did not grow up in their families of origin, but in foster families or residential groups. When these young people reach their 18th birthday, numerous child and youth welfare measures end for them. Then they have to leave their previous living environment, often at very short notice.

According to the foundation, this affects around 150,000 children and young people. Obviously a neglected social phenomenon. The founders, Susanne Litzel and Friedrich Loock, have several foster children themselves, whose names can be found in the foundation title EmMi Luebeskind.



In the new house there will be rooms for counseling and employment, and in the tower there will be several shared apartments for young people. The foundation is developing the building entirely on its own private initiative and is constructing it without public funding.

It is also planned to use the building as a venue for events and information on Berlin’s urban history and the urban development of the Neue Mitte. The building will be constructed according to an architectural design by the architectural office Brenner Krohm.

Residents and employees of the powerful Mitte district court and the surrounding buildings will have to get used to construction work in the coming years. Because compared to the planned reconstruction of the Molkenmarkt, the project in Littenstrasse is comparatively small.

Aktualisiert am 15. Oktober 2020



Die Bild-Elemente des ELK-Logos stehen für Zahnräder, die durch wechselseitig bedingte Rotation Dinge in Bewegung setzen und den dafür erforderlichen Kraftaufwand verteilen. Die ELK versteht sich in der Unterstützung von Kindern, Jugendlichen und jungen Erwachsenen als ein Zahnrad im Getriebe von Jugend- und Sozialhilfe. Die Farbe "rot" steht für "Zuneigung" und für ein Wirken, das sich an Bedarfen und auch Wünschen ihrer Zielgruppen orientiert. Es gibt keine Person "EmMi LuebesKind", sondern der Phantasie-Name setzt sich zusammen aus Namens-Elementen von Pflegekindern der ELK-Gründer. 

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