Hafencity Headquarters Building

Hamburg, Germany 2018–2022

Client: HIH GmbH Competition, first prize

The commission for this new company headquarters in HafenCity was won in a competition organised by the city of Hamburg and property developers HIH.  The building stands on a prominent site along the Lohsepark, a new park designed by Vogt Landscape Architects in the eastern part of HafenCity.

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Drawings 1

Site plan

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Ground floor plan

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North elevation

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South elevation

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East elevation

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West elevation


Model 1

View from the north

Model 2

View from the south

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WHIH Am Lohsepark GmbH & Co. Geschl. InvKG

77,000 m²

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John

Project architect
Stephanie Webs

Project team
Thomas Back, Ben Speltz, Eva Janusch, Simon Hoebel, Lorenzo Iandelli, Christoph Kuhr, Julia Cramer, Denise Roth, Bob Braun, Anke Boehme, Paula Schilliger, Pauline Sauter, Christopher Smith, Frederik Kaufmann, Niclas Gebhardt

Structural engineer
Werner Sobek Frankfurt GmbH & Co. KG

Structural engineer (groundworks)
BBI Geo- und Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Services engineer
Ingenieurbüro Liebert Versorgungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Electrical engineer
K. Dörflinger Gesellschaft für Elektroplanung mbH & Co. KG

Cost consultant
BAL Bauplanungs und Steuerungs GmbH

Project manager
WITTE Projektmanagement GmbH

Landscape architect
Vogt Landschaft

Ingenieurbüro T. Wackermann GbR

Krebs + Kiefer Ingenieure GmbH

Building physics
Krebs + Kiefer Ingenieure GmbH

Façade engineering
Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technologies

Lighting Designer
Arup Deutschland GmbH

Kitchen Consultant
Profi-tabel Resultants GmbH & Co. KG

HCH Certification
Ingenieurbüro Anke Koch GmbH

BIM Consultant
Kaulquappe AG - build digital.

Nora Walter