Intelligent Quarters, Hamburg

project data

Hamburg, Germany

Office, housing

ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co KG, Hamburg and Strabag Real Estate, Hamburg

1st prize 2011

Completion 2018

GFA 39.661 qm

HOAI phases 1-5, 8

The “Intelligent Quarters” project is part of theElbtorquartier/Elbtor District in the HamburgHafenCity. Not just the location of the site in the urban context is exceptional but also the fact that an educational centre is in close context withworking and living at such an attractive place. Three detached buildings form an ensemble: the residential building “Freeport“ serves as connecting element between the office building “Shipyard”and the 18-storey “Watermark” office tower. The three completely different buildings define unique urban spaces, which are characterised by their proximity to the water and the views to the Baakenhafen and Magdeburger Hafen. The tower is the central element of the ensemble. The connecting element of the three volumes is the identical façade material: white glazed ceramic elements, which allow a great variety of panel and element sizes, lend the Intelligent Quarters an independent, bright appearance.

Photos: Jochen Stüber