Rindermarkthalle, Hamburg

project data

Hamburg, Germany

Office, Commercial, Culture, Housing

Competition 1st prize 2010

Bezirksamt Hamburg-Mitte, Fachamt Stadt- und Landschaftsplanung

A competition was held to find ideas for the conversion of the listed Rindermarkthalle dating from 1950/51 in Hamburg's St. Pauli district. Our design for a building complex with diverse cultural uses, office, residential and commercial spaces was awarded first prize. The new centre of the Rindermarkthalle is a music hall with 4,000 seats, whose foyer can be used as a flexible market hall in the daytime. Five five-storey new building blocks with apartments, offices for music and creative industries, and retail areas are planned on the east and west sides of the existing hall. The generous square in front of the Rindermarkthalle is maintained and complemented by a glazed entrance hall, which is located between two existing staircase towers. Contrary to concepts that propose demolition and the construction of a new building, this concept preserves the overwhelming quality of the existing building and its original charm and character.

Visualisations: Störmer Murphy and Partners