Schaartor 1 in Hamburg
The Schaartor 1 extends over seven floors in total, including the basement and the upper storey which is slightly set back from the façade. It is located in the southern Neustadt district of Hamburg, directly where the Alster joins the river Elbe. The office building forms the northern end of the perimeter block development located at Heerengrabenfleet between the streets Schaartorbrücke, Steinhöft and Baumwall. Therefore the building is directly located at one of Hamburg’s most important urban axis, between the city centre and the new HafenCity.
To strengthen this connection in the sense of a vivid and diverse city centre the building was completely revitalised from April 2013 and developed into an urban site. Only the reinforced concrete supporting structure and the façade were kept, hosting now the complete new interior works and technical facilities.
At the ground floor level a small-scale structure, new entrances and façade elements ensure a high quality environment. In addition with the adjacent foreyard it forms a vibrant location.
On the inside the original architectural elements of the 1960s were kept and upgraded, particularly the inviting open-lit staircase, which were supplemented by a new distinctive design elements. All office floors were converted into highly flexible, modern office lofts, offering an inviting and creative atmosphere to the tenants.
The complete new construction of the 6th floor with a cantilevered roof creates the building’s action at distance and very own identity. Thus the property offers central work space with a unique panoramic view over Hamburg’s Speicherstadt and HafenCity.
The building is now fully let.
- Location: Schaartor 1, Hamburg
- Area: approx. 4,800 sqm
- Usage: Retail, Offices from ground to 6th floor
- Construction Year: 1959-1960
- Refurbishment/new development: 2013-2014
- Architects: Gottfried Schramm & Jürgen Elingius (1959-1960),
Stephen Williams Associates (2013-2014)