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An der Alster 1 / J. Mayer H. Architects

  • Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Architect On Site: Imhotep, Donachie und Blomeyer
  • Sturctural Engineers: Lydia Thiesemann, CBP
  • Light Engineers: Andres – Lichtplanung
  • Landscape Architects: Breimann & Bruun
  • Building Services: Energiehaus, Sineplan
  • Area: 5436.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss

© fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss © fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss © fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss © fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss

From the architect. The building site is situated at the intersection between the Hamburg’s lively downtown and its urban landscape rich in water and mature trees. It is at the transition from city to nature, and the gateway building to the bustling metropolitan core.

© fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss
© fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss

The horizontal striped facade with its floating ‘eyes’ celebrates the view onto this unique context. A public park in front of the building continues the design strategy of the facade into the landscape. The ‘eyes’ in the facade and the platforms in the park form places to meet and contemplate.

© fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss
© fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss

The office spaces serve both a generic spatial layout and specific moments related to the ‘eyes’. Large spans provide for various office layout configurations in combination with balconies and climatically tempered outdoor spaces of the ‘eyes’.

© fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss
© fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss

The office building ‘An der Alster 1’ links interior and exterior spaces to the public park in front of the building and to the city context of Hamburg, becoming a new anchor at the prestigious Aussenalster waterfront.

© fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss
© fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss
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