The Volkswagen Group Forum DRIVE is the Group’s communication platform in Berlin. Opened in 2015, this is the first time that the Volkswagen Group has exhibited all twelve brands and Financial Services AG together anywhere in the world. The Forum is located in the Lindencorso building in the heart of the capital. DRIVE is the platform for mobility issues in the Group, which will be reflected in a range of brand and themed exhibitions with a comprehensive program of supporting events. The legendary Café Bauer, one of the first Viennese-style coffee houses in Berlin, once stood on the site of today’s Lindencorso building. The building was completely destroyed during the Second World War. The new Lindencorso building was then constructed on the site as a restaurant and office complex. The top floor also housed the GDR Academy of Building. The building was demolished again in 1993. The current Lindencorso building took three years to construct.