Hamburg’s narrowest façade is located in Steckelhörn with a view of the old Speicherstadt and the Elbphilharmonie.
2007 – 2009
The project Steckelhörn 11 is located in the old center of Hamburg, close to the prominent Hafen City development. It replaces a run-down building and fills the gap between two historic premises. The triangular-shaped lot stretches across the city block, thus allowing for a narrow façade of about 1.3 m width facing the harbor and a main elevation of about 26.4 m oriented toward Steckelhörn street. 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. 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.
Cogiton Projekt Altstadt GmbH
Partner in charge:
Jürgen Mayer H.
Architect on site: Imhotep, Donachie and Blomeyer
Structural Engineers: WTM Tragwerksplanung GmbH
Building Service Engineers: Eneriehaus Ingenieure, Sineplan
Building Physics: Santer Bauphysik
Fire Prevention Engineers: Hahn Consult
Facade Realization: Rupert App GmbH + Co
BDA Hamburg Architektur Preis 2010, honored