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An der Alster 1 / J. Mayer H. Architects

  • 01:00 - 21 October, 2009
An der Alster 1 / J. Mayer H. Architects
An der Alster 1 / J. Mayer H. Architects, © 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 © fotografieSCHAULIN, Hiepler Brunier, Dirk Fellenberg & Schraubverschluss +31

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
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "An der Alster 1 / J. Mayer H. Architects" 21 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/38307/an-der-alster-1-j-mayer-h-architects/>
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Carla Gonzalez · January 17, 2012

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Alice · October 24, 2009

first sight of this building is almost like an old fashion. i like this building's night vision though. it has more color.
In an other word, why people don't like colors in their design? Most of modern architects like use gray, white and black in their portfolio.

that's what she · October 23, 2009

groovy!
get rid of the interior

alibata20 · October 23, 2009

it seems that the building has a "cartoony" effect.

probably the effect of the black outlines surrounding each windows and the building itself.

i find it good though, except the interior.

The Hawk · October 22, 2009

I had a look at this earlier in the year. It looked out of place and felt like watching a re-run of startrek, except I had seen it already.
Have a look at the images, they do not lie.

yulisri · October 22, 2009

for me is just consistent,, interesting

Mariana · October 22, 2009

I like it in its "old-fashioned" way :)

robert · October 22, 2009 04:11 PM

agree^^^

???? · October 22, 2009

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Sissie · October 22, 2009

so old-fashioned..........................

mArtin · October 22, 2009

The 70s where cool cult.

anonymous · October 21, 2009

i'm agree with 2MACoff,
just a old look building, it seems like a rebuild of an 70's building.

cad · October 21, 2009

SLEEPER (1973)

Andrew Geber · October 21, 2009

i think its just great

2MACoff · October 21, 2009

????? ???????? ? ??? ?????? ???? ? 70-?, ???????? ? ?? ?? ????? ??? ?? ???...!!!
P.S. ???????????...

aston79 · October 21, 2009

EXTERNALLY IT LOOKS LIKE A SAD AND OLD 70'S BUILDING. INTERIORS AE MORE INTERESTING..

PB · October 22, 2009 09:23 PM

I actually find the opposite-the interior is bland white modernism, the exterior is dynamic (though will be dated by the time it's built).

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