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Hamburg Architecture Designs – chronological list

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22 November 2023
Design: gmp
Alsterschwimmhalle Hamburg Germany
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Alsterschwimmhalle, Hamburg
Hamburg’s “Schwimmoper” has been comprehensively refurbished, converted, and extended. As one of Europe’s largest shell buildings, the indoor swimming pool, designed by architects Horst Niessen, Rolf Störmer, Walter Neuhäusser, and the engineer Jörg Schlaich, is an outstanding example of Hamburg’s post-war architecture.

11 Nov 2022
Fernbahnhof Hamburg-Altona Outdoor Spaces
Design: C.F. Møller Architects, Denmark
Fernbahnhof Hamburg-Altona Outdoor Spaces
image : Kumulus Agency
Fernbahnhof Hamburg-Altona Outdoor Spaces Design
C.F. Møller Architects has been chosen to design the urban spaces that surrounds the new train station in Hamburg-Altona, Germany, which is also designed by C.F. Møller Architects. Three teams were invited to compete for the public spaces surrounding the new long distance trains in Hamburg-Altona and C.F. Møller Architects has now been announced as the winner.

30 Apr 2022
Breaking Waves, Elbphilharmonie, HafenCity
Architects: Herzog and de Meuron
Breaking Waves Elbphilharmonie Hamburg by DRIFT lighting
photo © Florian Holzherr
Breaking Waves Elbphilharmonie Hamburg by DRIFT
During the dress rehearsal as well as during the premiere on Thursday, the artwork was massively disturbed by unauthorized high-speed drones. This resulted in several collisions and subsequent crashes. According to the air safety authorities, air traffic disruptions of this intensity and aggressiveness have never occurred in Germany before.

26 Apr 2022
Residential Tower in HafenCity
Design: KCAP and K+H, in collaboration with Transsolar KlimaEngineering, PML Lange and WTM Engineers
HafenCity residential tower building, Hamburg
image © Playtime
HafenCity residential tower building
The project is one of three ‘Wasserhäuser’ that are to be built in the Baakenhafen, which is part of the HafenCity master plan by KCAP/ASTOC – currently the largest inner-city development in Europe. One of the main objectives was to design a tower that is part of its context but also has a clear identity of its own, and makes maximum use of its location.

31 March 2022
PianoBau HafenCity
Architects: Fletcher Priest Architects
PianoBau HafenCity Apartment Building Hamburg
image courtesy of architects practice
PianoBau HafenCity Apartment Building
Fletcher Priest’s residential-led project in HafenCity has now received building permission. The architecture practice, which has offices in London and across Europe with global projects as far away as Japan, won the 16,670 sqm commission following an architectural competition held by global real assets investor PATRIZIA AG, and the City of Hamburg in 2019.

9 Oct 2020
Metamorphosis at Alter Wall 2-32, city centre
Design: gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects
Metamorphosis Alter Wall 2-32Hamburg
photograph © Marcus Bredt
Metamorphosis at Alter Wall 2-32
The conversion and refurbishment of the property at Alter Wall 2-32, directly adjacent to the Hamburg Town Hall, has been completed to designs by gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects on behalf of Art-Invest Real Estate. The urban design context has been reestablished and extended.

9 Dec + 30 Apr 2019
Neulander Quarree Competition
Architects: SAOTA
Neulander Quarree Precinct Hamburg architecture news
image Courtesy architecture office
Neuländer Quarree Precinct
The brief was to provide design concepts for five components of a site of approximately 44 000 sqm set within the formerly industrial context of Harburg inland port in Hamburg, Germany.

15 Nov 2019
PianoBau HafenCity Building
Architects: Fletcher Priest Architects
PianoBau HafenCity residential building Hamburg architecture news
photograph courtesy of architects
Residential design competition in HafenCity
Fletcher Priest wins an invited competition of seven international architects to design a mixed-use residential development as part of HafenCity.

28 Oct 2019
LIFE Hamburg
Architects: LAVA
LIFE Hamburg Germany
image courtesy of architects practice
LIFE Hamburg Campus Building
Caves, waterholes and campfires – these are the diverse spaces for intergenerational learning in a new purpose-built campus. Architectural firm LAVA joined forces with urban agricultural collective Cityplot to design LIFE Hamburg, a new figure eightshaped building of three levels that is energy self-sufficient, and brings inside and outside together into one continuous landscape.

20 Aug 2019
Niederhafen River Promenade
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Niederhafen River Promenade Hamburg architecture news
photograph : Piet Niemann
Niederhafen River Promenade
Niederhafen River Promenade is located at Niederhafen on the Elbe River between St. Pauli Landungsbrücken and Baumwall in Hamburg, the upgraded 625 metre river promenade is integral to the modernisation and reinforcement of the city’s flood protection system. In the aftermath of storm surge floods in 1962 that caused 315 fatalities and destroyed the homes of 60,000 residents, between 1964 and 1968 Hamburg developed a barrier on the banks of the Elbe at Niederhafen to protect the city against serious floods.

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5 Jul 2018
New Train Station Development in Altona
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
New Train Station Development in Altona
image courtesy of architects
New Train Station Development Altona
International architecture competition by C.F. Møller Architects for a new train station development in Altona, Hamburg. The proposal looks to act as a visionary landmark and an urban catalyst, both for the northern district of Altona’s development and the wider city of Hamburg.

9 Feb 2018
Design: David Chipperfield Architects Berlin
Elbtower Hamburg architecture news
image from architecture office
Elbtower in Hamburg
Situated on an exposed riverside site near the well-known Elbbrücken, this new mixed-use building acts as an entrance marker on the eastern edge of the Hafencity quarter and forms a counterpoint to the Elbphilharmonie to the west.

New Building Updates 2016 – 2017

12 Dec 2017
Engel & Völkers Headquarters and Apartments
Design: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Engel Voelkers Headquarters Hamburg architecture news
image from architecture office
Engel & Völkers Headquarters Hamburg Building
In the second quarter of 2018 the firm will celebrate the completion of the new Engel & Völkers Headquarters and Apartments in Hamburg, Germany. While following the urban requirements of the HafenCity district, the building provides a new perspective on the usual disposition of the courtyard typology.

16 Aug 2017
WPP Hamburg New Workspace Strategy
Design: BDG architecture + design
WPP Hamburg Workspace Strategy
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WPP Hamburg Workspace Strategy
As one of the largest shipping ports in Europe, Hamburg has long been established as a leading transport hub, when WPP Hamburg took the decision to co-locate its agencies and media companies into a new city central workspace the intention was to establish their presence as a leading creative hub.

7 Aug 2017
Iconic Awards
The honorary prize for Architects’ Client of the Year at the Iconic Awards went to the City of Hamburg.

12 Jan 2017
Elbphilharmonie Building
Design: Herzog and de Meuron
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Building
photo : Thies Rätzke
Elbphilharmonie Building
The concert hall is the new musical heart of the northern German metropolis. The spectacular venue uses its architecture and its programme to combine artistic excellence with the utmost in openness and accessibility.

2 Mar 2017
Hühnerposten Apartments, Schultzweg
Design: Tchoban Voss Architekten
Huhnerposten Apartments Hamburg architecture news
photo © Daniel Sumesgutner
Hühnerposten Apartments in Hamburg
the new 12-storey-high student residence in Hamburg’s central neighbourhood Münzviertel was built as a part of the steadily growing ensemble of five acute buildings. The triangular shape of these buildings is based on a competition winning urban design from 2001 by Meurer Architekten.

4 Jan 2017
Gebr. Heinemann headquarters, Hafencity
Design: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
Gebr. Heinemann Headquarters Hamburg architecture news
photo © Marcus Bredt
Gebr. Heinemann headquarters
The extension to the head office of the Gebr. Heinemann trading firm in Hamburg’s HafenCity has been completed to a design by von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). gmp had won the competition in 2013 and, one year later, started with the construction of the office complex in Hamburg’s Elbquartier; the development blends well with its surroundings in terms of aesthetics and shape.

13 Sep 2016
Hamburg Innovation Port Master Plan
Design: MVRDV with morePlatz
Hamburg Innovation Port Master Plan
image : MVRDV
Hamburg Innovation Port
MVRDV wins the masterplan competition of Hamburg Innovation Port, a new 70.000m2 development in Channel Hamburg, the Hanse City’s southern high-tech hub. The project connects existing port typologies with urban dynamic and architectural diversity to realise a strong identity and innovation on the site. One existing hall is absorbed into the composition.

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Design: LAN Architecture
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HafenCity Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge
Design: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
HafenCity Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Hamburg
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HafenCity Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

Schlump One
Design: J. Mayer H. Architects
Schlump One Hamburg Building
photo : Jan Bitter
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The Fontenay Luxury Hotel
Design: Störmer Murphy and Partners with Matteo Thun & Partners
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Elbbrücken Underground Station
Design: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
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Soft House
Design: KVA Matx
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Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Design: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
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Hamburg-Barmbek Railway Station
Design: ap plan mory osterwalder vielmo gmbh
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Youth Music School Extension
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Design: Erick van Egeraat Architects
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