The Dockland building in Hamburg

Saturday, 1 June 2013 - 01:01 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, Hamburg, House of the Month
Reading Time:  3 minutes

© Dennis Siebert/cc-by-sa-3.0-de

© Dennis Siebert/cc-by-sa-3.0-de

Like a ship sits the six-story office building on a plot of land, 40 meters out over the river Elbe in Hamburg. It can only be reached by a large staircase on the land side, the board is open to the public, and has on top a nearly 500 square meter wide roof terrace with a good view over the harbor and the northern shoreline. It is also a popular photo opportunity due to its distinctive architecture. The roof terrace is not wheelchair and handicapped accessible because it has no publicly accessible lift.

The ground floor is used as a parking area, so that it may be flooded by the Elbe. The five-storey of office space follows a mezzanine floor with a viewing platform. The Dockland was designed by “BRT Architekten Bothe Richter Teherani”. It was built by Robert Vogel GmbH & Co. KG. The approximately 25-meter-high glass building with a steel structure and 6,500 square meters of floor space has cost 30 million euros.

Dockland at night © flickr.com - Sebastian/cc-by-2.0 © Gunnar Ries/cc-by-sa-2.5 © Elwood14/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Venusianer/cc-by-3.0 © Hütter-Aufzüge GmbH/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Dennis Siebert/cc-by-sa-3.0-de
<
>
Dockland at night © flickr.com - Sebastian/cc-by-2.0
The name, Dockland, was chosen based on the restored docks in London. Together with the Elbkaihaus and Elbbergcampus, Dockland forms a small office city on the Elbe.

Dockland was completed in 2005 as a parallelogram-shaped building near the former England ferry terminal. 2003, a plot between the former fishing port, Fischereihafen, and the river Elbe was built/filled for the office building into the river. The inauguration ceremony was held on 31 January 2006.

Read more on haditeherani.com – Dockland, hamburg.de – Dockland and Wikipedia Dockland. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Brussels

National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Brussels

[caption id="attachment_233504" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart (French: Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Cœur, Dutch: Nationale Basiliek van het Heilig-Hart) is a Roman Catholic Minor Basilica and parish church in Brussels, Belgium. It is dedicated to the Sacred Heart, inspired by the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur in Paris. Symbolically, King Leopold II laid the first stone in 1905 during the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Belgia...

[ read more ]

Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon

Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon

[caption id="attachment_151362" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cape Sounion with Temple of Poseidon © Kuno Lechner/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cape Sounion is a promontory located 69 kilometres (43 mi) south-southeast of Athens, at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula in Greece. Apart from a world-renowned archaeological site, Sounion is an upscale summer home location for Athenians. Construction flourished between the 1960s and 1970s, with massive yet minimal villas and condos erected. Sounion is one of th...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Hungary - Miskolc

Theme Week Hungary - Miskolc

[caption id="attachment_222845" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City Centre © Rodrigo/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Miskol is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. With a population of 161,265 (1 Jan 2014) Miskolc is the fourth largest city in Hungary (behind Budapest, Debrecen, and Szeged). It is also the county capital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and the regional centre of Northern Hungary. Early in World War II Hungary became an ally of Nazi Germany. Unhappy with the Hungarian governme...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Scottish Borders - Peebles

Theme Week Scottish Borders - Peebles

[caption id="attachment_191823" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tweed Bridge © Kjetil Bjørnsrud/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Peebles is a royal burgh in Peeblesshire, of which it is the county town, within the Scottish Borders region with a population of 8,400. In 2014 Creative Scotland named Peebles the most creative place of its size in Scotland, presenting the town with a Creative Place Award and £100,000 to enhance arts events, festivals and arts commissions. Most arts performances take place in the Eastgate Theat...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Iran - Mashhad

Theme Week Iran - Mashhad

[caption id="attachment_162634" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Imam Reza Shrine © Usef/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mashhad is the second most populous city in Iran and capital of Razavi Khorasan Province. It is located in the northeast of the country, close to the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. Its population was 2,749,374 at the 2011 census and its built-up (or metro) area was home to 2,782,976 inhabitants including Mashhad Taman and Torqabeh cities. It was a major oasis along the ancient Silk Road conne...

[ read more ]

Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the popes

Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the popes

[caption id="attachment_160746" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Castel Gandolfo © Deblu68[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Castel Gandolfo is a small Italian town or comune in Lazio that occupies a height overlooking Lake Albano about 15 miles south-east of Rome, on the Alban Hills. It is best known as the summer residence of the Pope. It is an Italian town with the population of 8834. The town was voted one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. The resort community includes almost the whole coastline of Lake Albano that is s...

[ read more ]

Theme Week United Arab Emirates - Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Theme Week United Arab Emirates - Emirate of Abu Dhabi

[caption id="attachment_168443" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Abu Dhabi view from Marina village © panoramio.com - patano/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is one of seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is the largest emirate by area (67,340 km2), accounting for approximately 87 percent of the total land area of the federation. Abu Dhabi also has the largest population of the seven emirates. The population is at 2.8 million, of which less than 20% are Emirati citizen...

[ read more ]

Rapid City in South Dakota

Rapid City in South Dakota

[caption id="attachment_220929" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Firehouse Brewing Company © flickr.com - Nick Amoscato/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rapid City (Lakota: "Swift Water City") is the second most populous city in South Dakota and the county seat of Pennington County. Named after Rapid Creek, where the settlement developed, it is in western South Dakota, on the Black Hills' eastern slope. As of 2019, the population was estimated at 77,500. Known as the "Gateway to the Black Hills" and the "City of Pres...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Uzbekistan - Samarkand

Theme Week Uzbekistan - Samarkand

[caption id="attachment_208700" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Registan Square © Ekrem Canli/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Samarkand, alternatively Samarqand, is a city in south-eastern Uzbekistan and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia. There is evidence of human activity in the area of the city from the late Paleolithic era, though there is no direct evidence of when Samarkand was founded; some theories propose that it was founded between the 8th and 7th centuries B.C. Prospering from it...

[ read more ]

The museum ship Seute Deern

The museum ship Seute Deern

[caption id="attachment_203416" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Garitzko[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Seute Deern (Low German for Sweet Girl) - originally Elisabeth Bandi, later Bandi and Pieter Albrecht Koerts - is a wooden bark and restaurant ship in Bremerhaven. The ship was declared a cultural heritage in 2005 as part of the overall German Maritime Museum. On August 31, 2019 Seute Deern sank in the Old Port. In 1919, the ship was launched at the Gulfport shipyard in Mississippi as a four-masted gaff schooner Eli...

[ read more ]

Return to TopReturn to Top
Guitar Sculptures © Andrew Hitchcock/cc-by-2.0
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shore of Lake Erie in...

Ancient theatre of Larisa © Fsb2004
Larissa, capital and largest city of the Thessaly region

Larissa is the capital and biggest city of the Thessaly region of Greece and capital of the Larissa regional unit....

Greece © Jonaslange/cc-by-sa-3.0
The Europa-Park

Europa-Park is the largest theme park in Germany and a second most popular theme park resort in Europe. Having 4.5...

Close