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  7. Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion / Bolles + Wilson

Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion / Bolles + Wilson

  • 02:00 - 28 November, 2016
Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion / Bolles + Wilson
Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion / Bolles + Wilson, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Mitja Schneehage © Cordelia Ewert + 28

  • Client

    Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Singapurstraße 1
  • Work Stage 5 Harbour Masters Building

    SPINE Architects GmbH
  • Interiordesign Harbour Masters Building

    DREIMETA, Armin Fischer
  • Work Stages 6-9

    Construction management, LV Baumanagement AG
  • Structural Engineering

    Ingenieurbüro Abel · Gebhart GmbH & Co. KG
  • Service Engineers

    WINTER Beratende Ingenieure für Gebäudetechnik Hamburg GmbH

  • Building Physics

    ITA Ingenieurgesellschaft für Technische Akustik mbH • Beratende Ingenieure VBI

  • Fire Protection

    hhpberlin- Ingenieure für Brandschutz GmbH (Niederlassung Hamburg)
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© Mitja Schneehage
© Mitja Schneehage

Text description provided by the architects. The Cinnamon tower was conceived as freestanding campanile – a pin on a piazza. This unexpected idea won the 2006 competition for the neo-gothic Harbour Masters Building and surroundings.

Site Plan
Site Plan

A tower was not anticipated in the competition programme, but the jury agreed that it anchors and at the same time leaves the only remaining historical building freestanding between the new megablocks of the 'Overseas Quarter'.  

© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

Slenderness is essential for a campanile. Over the course of its 8-year gestation this proportionality was respected – even while its function mutated from stacked restaurants to housing. The 13 x 16 m floor plan tapers towards the top. With a height of 56 meters the tower is 4-times higher than it is wide. 

Elevation
Elevation
Section
Section

How can such a thin chap be efficient?

The organisational answer is duplex apartments. Originally the concept foresaw seven apartments, each on 2 floors, a panoramic living deck on the upper level and bedrooms with punched windows below. Precise market analysis led to a variation of this formula: one triplex apartment at the top and some 1-floor apartments at lower levels. Built were ten apartments, four with 130 sqm, five with 185 sqm and one with 300 sqm. The tower has a gross floor area of 4.300 sqm and a volume of 16.000 cubic metres. At the ground level is a restaurant / commercial unit of 300 sqm.

© Cordelia Ewert
© Cordelia Ewert

Strict high-rise regulations demanded an escape route from every floor via secure escape stair. The possibility to clean every window from the inside was also a criterion to be met. The spectacular view over Hamburg's skyline and of the New Elbphilharmonie should not be blurred by smudgy windows. Room-high windows on three sides of the living deck also allow the tracking of incoming cruise ships. 

Plan
Plan

Facade panels of anodized aluminium sheets in different gradations of dark red correspond to the patchwork of BOLLES+WILSON's neighbouring 2008 pavilion, the first realized component of the Harbour Masters ensemble. In sunlight these aluminium panels take on colourful nuances while on cloudy days they assume a darker, more serious Paul-Klee like nuance. This is a building that changes its character according to the incidence of light, a new figure on Hamburg's skyline. 

© Cordelia Ewert
© Cordelia Ewert

Product Description. The Facade panels of anodized aluminium sheets in different gradations of dark red correspond to the patchwork of BOLLES+WILSON's neighbouring 2008 pavilion, the first realized component of the Harbour Masters ensemble. In sunlight these aluminium panels take on colourful nuances while on cloudy days they assume a darker, more serious Paul-Klee like nuance. This is a building that changes its character according to the incidence of light, a new figure on Hamburg's skyline. 

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Cite: "Cinnamon Tower and Pavilion / Bolles + Wilson" 28 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/800232/cinnamon-tower-and-pavilion-bolles-plus-wilson/> ISSN 0719-8884

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