Hamburg, Germany 2017–2022
The Görtz Palais on the Neuer Wall, in the centre of Hamburg, is an important building in the history of the city. The listed building was constructed as a grand house in 1710, and was the first building on the newly-created central street of Neuer Wall, within the 18th Century city extension. The building later functioned as the Town Hall during Napoleon’s Occupation, and subsequently became the headquarters of the police. It was largely destroyed in 1943, with only some parts of the ground floor and façade remaining, and was then rebuilt in the 1950s.
In a talk for the Architecture Foundation, Associate Ben Speltz presents Caruso St John's work in Hamburg over the past decade, focusing on the practice's approach to working within the urban fabric of the city centre and introducing two recently completed projects, the Gortz Palais and Grosser Burstah Office Building.
Quantum Projektentwicklung GmbH
Grade I listed
Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John
Timo Keller, Andreas Schmid, Catija Christensson
Barbara Thüler, Elseline Bazin, Steffi Wedde, Josephine Eigner, Thomas Toffel
Wetzel & Von Seht
Energie technik GmbH