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ADA1, “An der Alster 1” in Hamburg, Germany by J. MAYER H. Architects

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects 

The building site is situated at the intersection between Hamburg’s lively downtown and  its urban landscape that is rich in water and mature trees. It is at the transition from city  to nature, and the gateway building to the bustling metropolitan core.

The horizontal striped facade with its floating “eyes” celebrates the view onto this unique  context. A public park in front of the building continues the design strategy of the facade  into the landscape. The “eyes” in the facade and the platforms in the park enable the  places to meet and contemplate.

Image Courtesy © Schraubverschluss

  • Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Project: ADA1, “An der Alster 1”
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Schraubverschluss
  • Sturctural Engineers: Lydia Thiesemann, CBP
  • Building Services: Energiehaus, Sineplan
  • Building area: 970 m2
  • Completion: August 2007 (more…)

Marco Polo Tower in HAMBURG, GERMANY by Behnisch Architekten

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Article source: Behnisch Architekten

Directly on the Elbe, commanding a prominent position in the HafenCity, stands the Marco Polo Tower right beside the new Unilever headquarters, also by Behnisch Architekten. The 55 m high tower punctuates the end of the route from the inner city out to the new attractions, the Cruise Ship Terminal and the Promenade on Strandkai. In its form and arrangement, it is a unique and remarkable sculptured building, adding to Hamburg’s silhouette on the Elbe. Its 17 above ground levels, each turned a few degrees on their axis, allow all 58 apartments spectacular views over the harbour and the city.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten
  • Project: Marco Polo Tower
  • Location: HAMBURG, GERMANY
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Planning and Construction: 2007–2010
  • Volume: 40,770 m3 / 1,440,000 cu.ft. (above ground)
  • Competition: 2006

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New Olympus Campus in Hamburg, Germany by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

The Japanese corporation Olympus is planning a corporate center in the Hamburg district of Hammerbrook for the economic zone in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects (gmp) were successful in winning the bidding process for the design of the new office building with medical engineering faculty in the City Süd neighborhood, and was commissioned with the project. The new Olympus Campus development replaces a smaller building, which no longer meets current standards in terms of function, energy efficiency, and architecture.

Perspective Heidenkampsweg southview, Image Courtesy © gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: New Olympus Campus
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Client: Olympus Europa Properties GmbH & Co. KG
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Volkmar Sievers
  • Project manager: Jan Stolte
    Competition design team: Aleksandra Blazhevska, Mathilde Claus, Anna Falkenbach, Dorle Frobese, Frederik Heisel, Julian Lahme, Karsten Schillings, Tom Schülke, Michèle Watenphul, Urs Wedekind
  • Detailed design team: Mine Böker (BIM coordination), Mathilde Claus, Frederik Heisel, Martina Klostermann, Fenja Lüdecke, Amra Sternberg
  • Construction management team: Raimund Kinski, Karsten Schillings
  • General design coordinator: Liselotte Knall
  • GFA: total 78,200 m², above ground 54,600 m², below ground 23,600 m²

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BSU Hamburg in Germany by Sauerbruch Hutton architects

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Article source: NBK Keramik GmbH

The second largest city in Germany is often referred to as the “gateway to the world”. The Free and Hanseatic City has the largest and most important commercial port in the country and acts as a transport hub for ships from all over the world. Important sea routes to the North and East open out from Hamburg, and major import and export companies, forwarding and shipping companies are based here.

The city on the river Elbe with its green areas and bodies of water, its architecturally impressive cityscape and its Hanseatic flair is also one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. A lively art and cultural scene, shopping and entertainment districts and not least the lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere explain its appeal. And Hamburg is growing – for years its population has been on the rise, and the forecasts suggest a further increase, which needs to be reflected in the city’s building and transport infrastructure.

Image Courtesy © Sauerbruch Hutton architects

Image Courtesy © Sauerbruch Hutton architects

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Cinnamon Tower in Hamburg, Germany by BOLLES+WILSON GmbH & Co. KG

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: BOLLES+WILSON GmbH & Co. KG

The Cinnamon tower was conceived as freestanding campanile – a pin on a piazza was the concept behind the premiated competition design by BOLLES+WILSON for the existing 19th century Harbour Masters Building.

A tower was not anticipated in the competition programme, but the jury agreed that a tower anchors the public functions around the only remaining historical building to survive between the megablocks of the ‘Overseas Quarter’ master plan. The historic building would thus be more autonomous.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: BOLLES+WILSON GmbH & Co. KG (Prof. Julia Bolles-Wilson, Peter L. Wilson)
  • Project: Cinnamon Tower 
  • Location: Osakaallee 10 20457 Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Cordelia Ewerth, Christian Richters, Mitja Schneehage and Rainer Mader
  • Client: Groß & Partner
  • Structural Engineering: Ingenieurbüro Abel · Gebhart GmbH & Co. KG
  • Service Engineers: WINTER Beratende Ingenieure für Gebäudetechnik
  • Building Physics: ITA Ingenieurgesellschaft für Technische Akustik mbH •
  • Fire Protection: hhpberlin- Ingenieure für Brandschutz GmbH
  • GFA: 4.250 m2
  • Realisation: July 2013 – July 2015

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Hamburg Innovation Port in Germany by MVRDV

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

The site of the Hamburg Innovation Port project is at the waterways of old Harburger Schloss in the so-called Channel Hamburg development, the southern high-tech hub of Germany’s most northern metropolis, which is currently nearing its final stage of realisation. The masterplan foresees a total surface of 70,000m2 of which 6,300m2 hotels, 5,400m2 conference halls, 26,000m2 offices and start-ups, 9,600m2 laboratories, 7,100m2 research facilities and 7,800m2 parking. The plan offers through its 1,35m grid enough flexibility to change the programme along its realisation and allows enterprises of all sizes to occupy the various buildings.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Hamburg Innovation Port
  • Location: Hamburg – Harburg, Germany
  • Client: HC Hagemann Construction Group
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacon van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Markus Nagler, Tobias Tonch, Jonathan Schuster, Lisa Bruch
  • Co-architect: morePlatz (Johannes Schele, Caro Baumann)
  • Budget: 150 million euros
  • Size & Programme: A total surface of 70,000m2 of which 6,300m2 hotels, 5,400m2 conference halls, 26,000m2 offices and start-ups, 9,600m2 laboratories, 7,100m2 research facilities and 7,800m2 parking. The plan offers through its 1,35m grid enough flexibility to change the programme along its realisation and allows enterprises of all sizes to occupy the various buildings
  • Year: 2016 +

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Kinderkreisel, nursery in Hamburg, Germany by KRAUS SCHÖNBERG ARCHITEKTEN

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Article source: KRAUS SCHÖNBERG ARCHITEKTEN 

The nursery on Hamburg’s northeast side occupies a large site where the children can play amid mature trees. The relation­ship to nature is an important part of the school’s pedagogic concept. The building integrates in the small-scale fabric of neighboring sin¬gle-family homes: the build¬ing mass has been apportioned in smaller subunits which are linked by open courtyards. Each of the classrooms has an adjoining quiet room and lavatory.

Image Courtesy © Hagen Stier

Image Courtesy © Hagen Stier

  • Architects: KRAUS SCHÖNBERG ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: Kinderkreisel, nursery
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Hagen Stier
  • Main Contractor: Bauwerft
  • GEA:420sqm
  • GIA: 385sqm
  • Completion: 05-2015

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Quarter of Nations in Hamburg, Germany by Gerber Architekten

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Article source: Gerber Architekten

The ‘Quarter of Nations‘ in Hamburg’s Wilhelmsburg district was created in connection with the IBA 2013 – a model intercultural housing project intended to house more than 1,700 inhabitants originating from 30 different nations. Gerber Architekten extended a traditional workers’ housing development with two new buildings that respond to the most fundamental elements of the existing architecture and reinterpret them by incorporating sculptural head-end volumes, whilst simultaneously reconciling them with the high energy efficiency requirements of a passive building. There are a total of 75 publicly-funded housing units, of different sizes and offering different forms of accommodation; they combine accommodation types suitable for single persons, couples and families, thereby ensuring an appropriately-mixed social profile for the ‘Quarter of Nations‘.

Image Courtesy © Hans-Jürgen Landes / HG Esch

Image Courtesy © Hans-Jürgen Landes / HG Esch

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten
  • Project: Quarter of Nations
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Hans-Jürgen Landes / HG Esch
  • Client: SAGA GWG
  • Competition: 2008
  • Construction: 05/2012 – 09/2014
  • Completion: 09/2014
  • GFA: 10.520 m2

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Beiersdorf Children’s Day Care Centre in Hamburg, Germany by kadawittfeldarchitektur

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Article source: kadawittfeldarchitektur

BRIEF Children’s day care centre for 7 groups | ADDED VALUE The colourful facade frames are a characteristic feature of the new kindergarten on the outside and a means to provide varied space for creative play inside. 

Image Courtesy © Werner Huthmacher

Image Courtesy © Werner Huthmacher

  • Architects: kadawittfeldarchitektur
  • Project: Beiersdorf Children’s Day Care Centre
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Werner Huthmacher
  • Construction volume: GFA 1,750 m², GV 7,000 m³
  • Client: Beiersdorf AG
  • Construction: 2012-2013
  • Project manager: Arno Schleicher, Ben Beckers
  • Award: DGNB gold certificate

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Quarter of Nations in Hamburg, Germany by Gerber Architekten

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Article source: Gerber Architekten

At the award ceremony of 2014 “Carl-Friedrich Fischer Prize for humane housing“, the head-end buildings of the Quarter of Nations have been awarded with one of the first prizes. The Hamburg housing project impressed the Jury, consisting of Christiane Ruth Hansmann (foundation director), Uli Hellweg (IBA Hamburg GmbH) and Professor Jörn Walter (Oberbaudirektor Hamburg), with its combination of a social housing building with a passive house. Out of 90 entered projects from the Hamburg urban area, in addition to the Quarter of Nations, the “Neue Hamburger Terrassen“ (LAN Architekten) and the “Gartenquartier Kleine Horst“ (SEHW Architekten) also received awards. The award, which was first made this year, aims to promote the intention of the former Regierungsbaumeister, Carl-Friedrich Fischer, to provide humane housing in the city and nearby.

Image Courtesy © HG Esch

Image Courtesy © HG Esch

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten
  • Project: Quarter of Nations
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: HG Esch

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