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

© 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
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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.

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