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Spiegel / Ippolito Fleitz Group

  • 01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Spiegel / Ippolito Fleitz Group
Spiegel / Ippolito Fleitz Group, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

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  • Architects

  • Location

    SPIEGEL-Haus, Ericusspitze 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Ippolito Fleitz Group
  • Design Team

    Peter Ippolito, Gunter Fleitz, Tilla Goldberg, Christian Kirschenmann, Tim Lessmann, Alexander Fehre, Christine Ackermann, Roger Gasperlin, Katja Heinemann
  • Area

    520.0 m2
  • Project Year

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© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

Text description provided by the architects. The SPIEGEL Group, whose stable includes Germany’s most important news magazine Der SPIEGEL, moved into its new publishing house in Hamburg’s HafenCity development. We were commissioned to create a new, 520 sqm large employees’ canteen for the building. The legacy building’s famous canteen was designed in 1969 by Verner Panton. This inheritance represented a particular challenge.

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

The employees’ canteen was and is a calling card of the SPIEGEL Group, reflecting its journalistic philosophy as much as its culture of dialogue. It is a space that meets all functional demands while creating a strong visual impact to form a truly distinguishing space. In so doing it supports the mature culture of communication within the company and in a grand gesture transmits these values to the outside world.

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

The ceiling design is the distinguishing moment of the space. It is formed of 4,230 circles made of micro-perforated aluminium. The tables are placed within the space in three large groups in loose arrangements and so provide an organic counterpoint to the polygonal floor plan. Through a zigzagging glass façade a separate area can be formed at one end for discrete events.

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Floor Plan

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Cite: "Spiegel / Ippolito Fleitz Group" 17 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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