Project management

Elbtower


ProjectNew high-rise building in the Hafencity Hamburg
Project locationHamburg
Services SMVProject management
ClientSIGNA Real Estate Management Germany GmbH
ArchitectsDavid Chipperfield Architects
Construction costsconfidential
Realisation period2018 - 2025
Contact person SMVChristian Wernicke and Arndt Begrich
Project description

The property is located in Hamburg’s HafenCity in the Elbbrücken quarter between the New Elbe and Freeport Bridges; to the north the Oberhafen Canal runs adjacent; to the south the property will be affected by the newly built Zweibrückenstrasse. The high-rise building, which will be developed from a triangular-shaped base building, will be the highest building in the Hanseatic city at a height of approx. 245 m. As the western end of HafenCity, it forms the final chord of this area, which began with the construction of the new Elbe Philharmonic Hall. The uniqueness of the location is taken into account by the sculptural design of the structure; structurally articulated by concave storeys, each slightly offset from the other. The façade is divided into two levels; a light-coloured outer shell of horizontal maintenance corridors and vertical louvres and a transparent façade set back behind it, which meets the thermal requirements. In order to allow the greatest possible flexibility of use, the structural framework of the building was designed accordingly; the floor slabs rest mainly on internal supports. Three main uses are planned to date: public-oriented uses, hotel and co-working areas in the base and office space in the tower. Wherever possible, terraces have been assigned to these uses.

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