Impressive panoramic views
The complex comprises two three-storey blocks, supplemented by a raised, six-storey tower waterside structure, the aim of which is to reinforce the distance effect of the business complex. The parts of the building, known as Dock1 and Dock2, can be accessed via two external glass lifts and two stairwells which simultaneously link the two blocks together. The raised tower structure offers impressive panoramic views. From here you can even see the Köhlbrand Bridge, the Elbphilharmonie and the Hamburg Television Tower.
Maximum flexibility played a key role in the development of the spatial distribution. For example, the ground floors house flexible multi-functional halls, allowing for a range of differing floor plan sizes from 100 m2 to 1000 m2. The bright and airy rooms are particularly suited for use as showrooms for tenants from the fashion and design sector.
The glass façade consists of transparent as well as opaque surfaces made from laminated safety glass, edged with clearly visible aluminium profiling.
Thanks to the rather small-scale structure and large proportion of distinctive construction material, the façade radiates an industrial charm reminiscent of factories at the turn of the century. The corten steel elements, shaped like brackets, not only enclose the glass façade and the renovated old building but also frame the entire site and in part actually extend down into the water of the adjacent canal. In this way, the building complex establishes a connection with its environment despite the highly contrasting façade materials.
Optimum noise protection and pleasant indoor climate
The EUROLAMEX S Phon noise protection glass was processed by the firm of Simon Glas in conjunction with the coated glass SILVERSTAR Combi Neutral 70/35, manufactured by Glas Trösch in Bützberg, to create a double insulating glass. The combination of EUROLAMEX S PHON and SILVERSTAR COMBI Neutral simultaneously meets a number of requirements for a pleasant indoor climate: Whilst EUROLAMEX S PHON guarantees maximum noise protection, the coating with SILVERSTAR COMBI Neutral 70/35 additionally provides for good solar control as well as optimal thermal insulation and yet still permits high light transmittance. EUROLAMEX with matt foil was also used in order to achieve improved privacy for the working spaces.
Project: Jaffe12, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg
Developer: Hans E. H. Puhst Grundstücksverwaltungs GmbH & Co.KG, Hamburg
Architect: A-Quadrat Architekten + Ingenieure GmbH, Hamburg
Glass production: EUROGLAS GmbH, Haldensleben
Insulating glass processing company: SIMON GLAS GmbH & Co. KG, Bückeburg
Execution: wiko-Metallbautechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Lübbecke
Products: EUROLAMEX® S PHON, EUROLAMEX® matt, SILVERSTAR® COMBI Neutral 70/35