With a narrow side facing Jungfernstieg, the area develops from the listed building, the “Hamburger Hof”, along Große Bleichen to Poststraße and comprises almost an entire block within the “Hamburg Old Town Ensemble”. In accordance with the original grain, we are developing individual houses which, in terms of structure, cubature, height development and design, each fit into the urban context independently and at the same time with great tranquility, respecting the inherent rights of the existing buildings.
With simultaneous identity of the houses, high building density and the greatest possible functionality and flexibility of the current inner-city use mix of retail, office space and apartments are made possible.
The new building facades develop from the requirements of the office grid with a facade that is dissolved into a grid and mediates between filigree elements and solid masonry areas without denying essential elements of the classical architectural structure (plinth, shaft and eaves). The first-floor plinth is generously opened according to the uses and also marks the entrances of the office and residential uses. On the first floor, the facades are intended for flexible use as shop windows or as a view from possible catering or special uses. They connect the generously opened ground floor zones with the office uses above.
The facades facing the courtyard are assigned to the character of the individual houses according to similar principles but are designed in a calmer and more uniform manner. Individual ceramic surfaces complement the contemplative courtyard character and contribute to the high-quality atmosphere of the courtyards. In addition to the proportion and use of the courtyards, the building sections also show the seemingly natural integration of the different floor heights from the existing and new buildings.
Client: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG represented by MEAG MUNICH ERGO AssetManagement GmbH
Project Team: Florian Hartmann, Andreas Müsseler, Oliver Noak, Lisa Yamaguchi, Stella Birda, Piet Kretschmer, Yasaman Nikpour, Ruth Wetcke, Vic Bogaert, Dominik von Waldthausen