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Thu 22.10.

S11 – Office Complex Steckelhörn 11 in Hamburg / Germany by J.MAYER H. Architects

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 22.10.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Detail View, Front Facade Steckelhörn, by J. MAYER H. Architects

Detail view, front façade Steckelhörn, by J. MAYER H. Architects, photo by David Franck

The Berlin based J. MAYER H. Architects recently unveiled their project “Steckelhörn 11”, an office building, located in the old centre of Hamburg, close to the prominent new “Hafen City” development. The sculptural architecture replaces a ruinous building and fills the gap between two historic premises. Due to the more or less triangular building area the extremly narrow back side façade is a promising contrast to the expressive front.

Backside View, Katharinenfleet, facade 1,9m, by J. MAYER H. Architects, photo by David Franck

Backside view, Katharinenfleet, façade 1,9m, by J. MAYER H. Architects, photo by David Franck

Here is what the architects say:

“…The vertical design and soft setbacks of the latter pay tribute to the massing of the surrounding structures, as well as to local building-height regulations. Cantilevered elements in the main facade create a series of specific spatial qualities on the inside and outside. The top floors provide additional outside space, offering a spectacular panoramic view over the city of Hamburg.”

Frontal: Main facade: Steckelhörn, by J. MAYER H. Architects, photo by David Franck

Frontal: Main façade: Steckelhörn, by J. MAYER H. Architects, photo by David Franck

“The particular geometry of the floor plan is the basis for the organization of the building, which architecturally and programmatically presents itself openly to Steckelhoern street while at the same time forming a characteristic landmark when perceived from the historic “Speicherstadt” and new “Hafen City”. As the ground level is conceived either as a spacious lobby for the main tenant or a public cafe, the upper floors provide for generous, flexible office space, most of it allowing a view of the “Katharinenkirche” and/or the “Hafen City”. The top floors provide additional outside space on balconies/loggias and a roof terrace, offering a spectacular panoramic view over the old and new city of Hamburg.”

Main Stairs, View down, photo by David Franck

Main stairs, view down, photo by David Franck

Inside: 7th Floor, Office Space, Stairs to Gallery, photo by David Franck

Inside: 7th floor, office space, stairs to gallery, photo by David Franck

Inside: Office Space, photo by David Franck

Inside: Office space, photo by David Franck

Backside View, Katharinenfleet, facade towards Hafencity, photo by David Franck

Backside view, Katharinenfleet, façade towards Hafencity, photo by David Franck

Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Hans Schneider, Wilko Hoffmann, Marcus Blum

Project Date: 2007-2009

Completion: October 2009

Client: Cogiton Projekt Altstadt GmbH, Hamburg

Architect on Site: Imhotep, Donachie und Blomeyer with Dirk Reinisch, Berlin

Structural Engineers: WTM, Hamburg

Building Services: Energiehaus with Sineplan, Hamburg

Model: Werk5, Berlin

more architect’s profiles @ Architonic

to the J. MAYER H. website

to the David Franck website

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