Baakenhafen, Hamburg , 2020
In HafenCity, the City of Hamburg has the unique opportunity to realise urban living on the waterfront in the former port with direct access to the city centre. Baufeld 98 is in an attractive location at Baakenhafen and Baakenpark. Between Baakenallee and Peterskai, a ‘string of pearls’ of meandering solitaires will be implemented, creating small forecourts along the street and more private spaces towards the water. The result is a ‘breathing’ development that is formed by the public space between the buildings and thrives on the visual references to the harbour basin. As part of this meandering structure, we are developing a building cubature for Baufeld 98, which will feature an expressive silhouette towards the water. A greenhouse on the rooftop is a transparent green crown that forms the building’s identity-generating signet. The façade facing Baakenallee, on the other hand, has a classical urban appearance with a harmonious symmetrical rhythm comprising bay windows and balconies.