Germanischer Lloyd Headquarters, Hamburg

project data

Hamburg, Germany


St. Annen Platz GmbH & Co. KG
c/o Quantum Immobilien AG, Hamburg

Completed in 2010

GFA 22,800 sq m

HOAI phases 1-8

Interior design:
Störmer Murphy and Partners, Germanischer Lloyd

The headquarters of the Germanischer Lloyd Group (consulting and technical supervisory services) were implemented on three construction sites on Brooktorkai in Hamburg‘s HafenCity. The urban geometrical form is a seven-storey s-shaped building. Each site is developed as an independent unit with its own entrance hall and underground car park and complemented with a tower. The unifying design element of the sevenstorey buildings is a uniform facing brick façade, whereas the towers are designed with principally. On our site, the tower was finished with a “copper envelope” made of expanded metal. The façade consists of individual coffers with more than 80 different formats. Depending on the perspective, the pre-patinated copper skin sometimes appears solid, at other times the double-shell element façade behind shines through. Störmer Murphy and Partners did the interior design in collaboration with Germanischer Lloyd.

Photos: Jan-Frederik Wäller, SMP