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Ericusspitze Office Development – design by Henning Larsens Architects

7 Nov 2007

Spiegel HQ Hamburg

New headquarters for Spiegel

Date: 2007-10

Design: Henning Larsen Architects

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Henning Larsen Architects has won an international architectural competition for designing the Spiegel Group’s new headquarters in Hamburg. The winning project comprises 50.000 m2 and is located on the inner harbour of Ericusspitze. This will be an outstanding building in Hamburg’s harbour.

The Spiegel Group is one of Germany’s most famous media companies. They publish one of the country’s leading journalistic magazines. The Spiegel Group is a modern media house that also produces for television and Internet. With this new media house designed by Henning Larsen Architects Spiegel will have a house designed with great emphasis on flexibility in the use and openness in relation to the surroundings.

The project comprises two U-shaped buildings. Their movement and vibrant appearance is an interplay inspired by sailing ships, the white paper and light. The buildings create two plazas. An arrival plaza towards Brooktorkai and a plaza for staying at in connection with the wharf promenade.

‘This project convinces with its urban area quality. It is an inviting gesture that will connect Hamburg’s harbour and city centre in an architectural highlight. Here the Spiegel Group can find itself as a modern media company’, says dr. Mario Frank, director of Speigel Verlag who was member of the jury.

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Henning Larsen Architects’ project is designed with emphasis on creating a sustainable building. Natural ventilation makes it unnecessary most of the year to heat or cool down the rooms. One solar cell facility on the roof covers most of the power need. Together with a number of other environmental initiatives this is the basis for the jury panel’s emphasis of the project’s sustainable character.

The building will be complete as soon as in 2010 where also Hamburg’s new concert hall, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, will be complete at the other end of HafenCity.

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Henning Larsen Architects, Kopenhagen
Mitwirkende: Ulrik Raysse, Filip Francati, Michael Sorensen, Charlotte Soderhamn Nielsen, Silke Jörgenshaus

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Jan Störmer Partner, Hamburg
Mitwirkende: Maria Auerbach, Ute Eigenwillig, Franca Reifer, Matthias Latzke, Johannes Buchholz, Natalja Kopycko, Thomas Zaspel

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KSP Engel und Zimmermann, Braunschweig
Mitwirkende: Stefan Schwappach

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Prof. Friedrich und Partner, Hamburg
Mitwirkende: Götz Schneider, Sabine Bagdahn, Andrea Schulz, Uta Ratsch, Henning Scheid, Prisca Hirstein

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Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Wien
Mitwirkende: Sebastian Brunke, Simon Takasaki, Imke Haasler, Christian Schrepfer

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