PianoBau HafenCity Hamburg Residential Development, New German Apartment Building Design, Architecture

PianoBau HafenCity Apartment Building Hamburg

Mixed-use Residential Architecture in Germany design by Fletcher Priest Architects

31 March 2022

Architects: Fletcher Priest Architects

PianoBau HafenCity Apartment Building Hamburg

Location: HafenCity, Hamburg, northern Germany

PianoBau HafenCity Building

Fletcher Priest’s residential-led project in HafenCity received building permission at the end of December. The practice won the 16,670 sqm commission following a competition held by global real assets investor PATRIZIA AG, and the City of Hamburg in 2019. The permit is based on an advanced design and level of coordination equivalent to RIBA stage 4.

PianoBau HafenCity Apartment Building Hamburg

“HafenCity is Europe’s largest and most exciting urban regeneration project, spanning over 150 hectares and comprising 10 vibrant districts in a sought-after inner-city location. At PATRIZIA we’re incredibly excited to be playing our role in creating what will be a thriving new riverside neighbourhood and world-leading destination for the arts and culture, retail, higher education and business,” Johannes Haug, Head of Real Estate Development at PATRIZIA.

The 112-home development comprises four linked buildings facing the Baakenhafen Basin on the river Elbe. The scheme offers a wide variety of residential typologies and includes private rent and affordable homes, co-working space, shops, communal gardens, a play space, and a waterfront restaurant. The project is designed in accordance with the 15-minute city concept, being within walking distance of public transport, including an autonomous bus line, metro, and train connections, as well as parks, shops, recreational and educational facilities. HafenCity’s high-quality urban realm aims to create a sustainable, pleasant living and working environment for all residents and users.

The project’s distinctive black-and-white colour scheme is a reference to Hamburg’s piano manufacturing history. The Fletcher Priest-designed buildings are part of a larger site ensemble with buildings designed by Hamburg based DFZ Architekten and BoF Architekten. The buildings share a joint basement, the “Warftgeschoss” a typology typical to HafenCity, providing space for HafenCity’s EV ‘car club’ and a bar will animate the popular riverside walk. Meanwhile, the challenges of the scheme’s urban setting, as well as its location in proximity of Europe’s second largest harbour were mitigated by sophisticated design and specification solutions.

PianoBau HafenCity Apartment Building Hamburg

Sustainability is at the heart of Fletcher Priest’s design on the path to zero carbon. The building’s energy efficiency exceeds national standards, and the scheme will utilise thermal energy from a nearby copper plant. Other integrated design features include a green roof with a PV array.

“I watched HafenCity grow and come to life throughout my time at university and as an architect. I could not be more excited about being able to contribute to its success together with PATRIZIA by designing a variety of sustainable, high-quality homes for just under 500 people as well as places to work, play and socialise in the heart of my hometown,” Anne Schroeder, Senior Associate, Fletcher Priest Architects.

Fletcher Priest’s design team comprises founding partner Keith Priest, partner and residential lead Dipa Joshi, research lead Dr. Ben Koslowski and Senior Associate Anne Schroeder. Construction starts the first quarter of 2022 and should complete in the third quarter of 2024. The other buildings on this complex site are designed by Hamburg-based DFZ Architekten and BoF Architekten. Höhler + Partner Architekten has overseen design architect coordination as well as overall programme and costs.

PianoBau HafenCity Apartment Building Hamburg

Fletcher Priest Architects

Fletcher Priest Architects has grown to be one of the largest architecture, urban design, and interiors practices in the United Kingdom. FPA have studios in London, Cologne, and Riga with the majority of teams based in the UK.
You can find further information at www.fletcherpriest.com

PATRIZIA: A leading partner for global real assets

With operations around the world, PATRIZIA has been offering investment opportunities in real estate and infrastructure assets for institutional, semi-professional and private investors for 38 years. PATRIZIA manages more than EUR 50 billion in assets and employs over 900 professionals at 26 locations worldwide. Through its PATRIZIA Foundation, PATRIZIA is committed to social responsibility. The Foundation has helped around 250,000 children in need worldwide gain access to education and thus, has given them the chance of a better life over the last 22 years.
You can find further information at www.patrizia.ag

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