Bremer Landesbank Headquarters

Bremen, Germany 2011–2016

Client: Bremer Landesbank UNESCO World Heritage Site Grand Prix, Fritz-Höger-Preis 2017

The commission for the headquarters of the Bremer Landesbank was won in a limited competition organised by the city and the client. The building is located on the cathedral square in the medieval core of the city, adjacent to the famous renaissance town hall, and facing the Romanesque cathedral. The headquarters provides offices and facilities for the Bank’s five hundred staff, as well as a banking hall for its customers on the corner of the square.

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Drawings

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Site plan

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Ground floor plan

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First floor plan

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Typical office plan

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Top floor plan

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South west elevation

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Long section

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Cross section

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Main façade brickwork detail

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Rendered elevation

References

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Chilehaus, 1924. Fritz Höger. Hamburg, Germany

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Façade detail of the Reemtsma cigarette factory, 1929. Fritz Höger. Hamburg, Germany

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Meyer Verwaltungsbau, 1923. Hans Poelzig. Hannover, Germany

Related news

Bremer Landesbank has won the Bund Deutscher Architekten Architecture Award 2019 for construction.

Lecture

Florian Zierer at TU Braunschweig

TU Braunschweig, Germany

4 December 2018, 6:30pm

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Florian Zierer will be giving a lecture at TU Braunschweig to mark the opening of the exhibition of the 2017 Fritz-Höger-Award.

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The Bremer Landesbank Headquarters in Bremen has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019.

Caruso St John's new headquarters building for the Bremer Landesbank in Bremen is a finalist for the 2018 DAM Award for architecture in Germany. The jury met to decide the winning scheme in autumn and the winner will be announced on 26th January 2018.

The Bremer Landesbank headquarters in Bremen is one of 62 projects longlisted for the 2018 RIBA International Prize. The winner will be announced in December 2018.

Caruso St John's new headquarters building for the Bremer Landesbank in Bremen has been shortlisted for the 2018 DAM Award for architecture in Germany. The jury will meet to decide the winning scheme in autumn and the winner will be announced in January 2018.

The Bremer Landesbank Headquarters has been awarded a commendation in the 2017 Deutscher Architekturpreis.

Caruso St John Architects' project for the Bremer Landesbank headquarters in Bremen has won the Grand Prix at the 2017 Fritz-Höger Prize for Brick Architecture.

Lecture

Peter St John at Bremer Zentrum für Baukultur

Bremer Zentrum für Baukultur, Bremen, Germany

12 September 2011

Peter St John will be giving a lecture on the Bremer Landesbank at the Bremer Zentrum für Baukultur.

Competition

Bremer Landesbank

Bremen, Germany

Caruso St John have won the competition to design the new 23,000sq m building for the Bremer Landesbank head office in the Domshof, Bremen's historic market square.

Credits

Location
Bremen, Germany

Date
2011–2016

Client
Bremer Landesbank

Heritage
UNESCO World Heritage Site

Construction cost
€41m

Area
25,000 m²

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John, Florian Zierer

Project architect
Bernd Schmutz (competition, 2011), Pablo Donet (2011-2016)

Project team
Klemen Breitfuss, Marco Caviezel, Tenzin Dawa, Marco Kistler, Philipp Knorr, Belinda Langasdalen, Martin Pasztori, Moritz Pürckhauer, Isabel Rüttimann, Lino Saam, Michael Schneider, Astrid Smitham, Florian Summa, Rainer Tscherrig, Steffi Wedde, Norbert Zambelli

Structural engineer
STB Döhren-Sabotke-Triebold & Partner

Services engineers
S&I Planung, Taube & Goerz, V&W Planung

Cost consultant
BAL Bauplanungs und Steuerungs GmbH

Site management
BAL Bauplanungs und Steuerungs GmbH

Façade engineer
ATF

Building physics
Ingenieurbüro von Rekowski und Partner mbB

Main contractor
Leonhard Weiss GmbH & Co. KG

Brick façade contractor
Jürgen Janßen GmbH

Courtyard façade and interior fit- out contractor
Lindner Group KG

Photography
Hélène Binet

Awards
Grand Prix, Fritz-Höger-Preis
BDA-Architekturpreis Nike – Nike für Fügung
Finalist, DAM Preis für Architektur
Commendation, Deutsche Architekturpreis
Nominated, EU Mies van der Rohe Award
Longlisted, RIBA International Prize