Bavaria Quartier, Hamburg

project data

Hamburg, Germany


Baugenossenschaft Bergedorf-Bille e. G.

1st prize 2002

Completed in 2008

GFA 8,920 sq m

HOAI phases 1-5

On the site of the former Bavaria-Brauerei in Hamburg’s St. Pauli District, an urban district comprising housing, offices and restaurants was implemented on the basis of an invited competition. From the five designated plots, the site on Hopfenstraße is due to its central location of particular urban planning significance. On the one hand, the perimeter development defines the streetscape, while, on the other hand, opening up towards the quarter’s main square with cafés and shops. The building volume consists of a three-storey plinth, from which four building sections adding another four storeys arise. The thus created sculptural, rhythmically structured shape allows better exposure to the sun for the apartments located opposite and additionally provides space for generous rooftop terraces in the spaces between the head buildings. Unlike the otherwise white plastered punctuated façades, the side facing the quarter’s square is generously glazed. Slatted timber screens protect the balconies from sun and provide privacy. The varied offer of different apartment typologies is a response to the district’s heterogeneity. The building provides 48 apartments with two and a half to five rooms, each with their private balconies or loggias.

Photos: Aloys Kiefer