Name: Berliner bogen office building
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Architecture firm: BRT Architekten
Architects: Hadi Teherani (Iranian-German Architect) [→], Bothe, Richter
Date: 1998 - 2001
Facade Consultant: PBI Planungsbüro für Ingenieurleistungen GmbH, Wertingen
Building Services: RP+K Sozietät, Berlin
Structure: Dr. Ing. Binnewies, Beratender Ingenieur VBI, Prüfingenieur für Baustatik, Hamburg
Builder: Becken Investitionen & Vermögensverwaltung, Hamburg
Project Management: Alexander Maul, Michael Horn
Project Team: Ilga Nelles, Claus Wendel (Eisland), Beatrice Grünzig, Marcus Pape, Marcus Sporer, Grischa Todt, Bashaar Wahab, Stephen Williams, Carla Wirtz, Arne Pauer, Amelie Lerch, Ulf Kerkemeier
Gross Floor Area: 43000 sqm
Type: Office building
Photos: Jörg Hempel, Aachen
- Deutscher Stahlbaupreis 2002
- NEPIX Building Award 2002
- MIPIM Award 2003
The new Berliner Bogen office building at Hamburg’s Anckelmannsplatz appears to float above the water: Approximately 140m long, the building spans across the end of a kilometer long flood basin, and thereby generates valuable land for development, within the city. Parabolically formed curved steel arches, resting on both banks, rise to a height of around 36m above the canal. The building is concieved as being a ‘building within a building’: a massive inner core offering more than 1200 workplaces within it’s 32000 square metres, housed within a glass skin, which encloses the comb-like form.
Not only is the unusual construction visually impressive, but it also reduces energy consumption: the buffer zones between core and skin allow for natural ventilation within the office spaces, and contribute to the halving of the heating costs. Within the building, six glazed wintergardens contribute to the relaxation of the employees and provide space for exhibitions or parties. With it’s unusual appearance, it’s well considered spatial zones and it’s modern energy concept, the building forms a strong gesture as a gateway connecting water and city.
Architect's official website [→]
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