Architecture from the couch: tips from Boris Strzelczyk

We continue our series “Architecture from the couch”. After Bo Christiansen in Copenhagen/Malmö and Anneke Bokern in Amsterdam/Rotterdam have made the beginning, we are moving on to Spain.

Third, our Guiding Architects partner Boris Strzelczyk from GA Valencia in Valencia reports.

The majority of us are currently sitting in our home offices and thus have no opportunity to explore the world. We bring the world to you. For this purpose we have asked our partners from Guiding Architects a few questions about the current situation.

Read their answers here and get a few tips on how the situation is dealt with in other countries and what you can see from home.

Architecture from the couch: tips from Boris Strzelczyk:

1. what is the situation like in your city?
We have curfew for one week and yesterday we were announced another 3 weeks. The city is completely empty and you are only allowed on the streets if you have a good reason for it. Police controls make sure that the population keeps to it.

Architecture from the Couch: Tips from our Guiding Architect Partners

Boris Strzelczyk © GA Valencia

2. how do you look into the future?
I expect that group trips will be completely cancelled in 2020. All tours have been cancelled and some have postponed the trip for a year. At the moment I’m letting the whole thing come up and want to wait and see how it develops the next weeks.

Architecture from the couch: tips from Boris Strzelczyk

3. What could be viewed digitally in your city (museum, gallery, archive)?
Beats me. I know there are already online tours in some museums. These initiatives will probably increase in the next few weeks.

Architecture from the Couch: Tips from our Guiding Architect Partners

Valencia Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias © a-tour

4. name a positive initiative from your city, which has been created due to the current situation?
At 20h00 all citizens of Spain stand on their balconies and applaud the hospital staff. It’s very emotional.

5. give us 1 tip for an architecture book and/or a documentary on architecture and/or movie and/or podcast that you have enjoyed recently?                                                                         

Oscar Niemeyer: A Vida é um Sopro ( Completo) / Life is a Breath (Full ) / english subtitles.

Jenfelder Au – Living on the former Lettow-Vorbeck barracks

On the approximately 35-hectare former site of the Lettow-Vorbeck barracks in Hamburg Jenfeld, the new urban quarter Jenfelder Au will be created by 2023 with several multi-storey residential construction projects as well as terraced and semi-detached houses with just over 1,000 residential units.

Jenfelder Au – living on the former Lettow-Vorbeck barracks

A new, central green axis with a newly created pond creates a quality of stay – it forms the backbone of the new Jenfelder Au district. For the first time, the “HAMBURG WATER Cycle®“, a novel wastewater concept from Hamburg Wasser, is being implemented on a large scale.

Jenfelder Au

Jenfelder Au Funktionsplan © West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v, Rotterdam

The new Jenfelder Au district at the interface between Jenfeld and Tonndorf is intended to be attractive and affordable for families as well as for different generations, nationalities and income levels. Individual townhouses, mostly condominiums, and multi-storey apartment buildings will complement the housing offer in Jenfeld. In large areas, the urban development concept envisages ensembles of urban townhouse types, which will be combined and strung together in a variety of ways to create a varied townscape.

Jenfelder Au

Jenfelder Au Ansicht Kühnbachteich © West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v, Rotterdam

A part of the barracks buildings from 1934/35 was listed as a historical monument and is to be preserved as a complete ensemble together with the former parade ground. Already today these are used by students of the Bundeswehr University. In the medium term they are to be converted for residential and social purposes.

Jenfelder Au

Jenfelder Au Wohnstrasse © West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v, Rotterdam

The planning process for the new Jenfelder Au district was based on intensive communication between all those involved from the very beginning. The district conference and interested citizens were already able to contribute their own proposals to the presentation colloquia during the phase of the urban development and landscape planning competition. The winning design by Büro West 8 was based on a broad consensus of local stakeholders – from which the Jenfeld 23 development plan was derived.

Hamburg Water Cycle®

Another special feature is the use of water and energy. The city-owned infrastructure company Hamburg Wasser wants to implement the “HAMBURG WATER Cycle®” drainage concept on a large scale for the first time. Rainwater, black water (from toilets) and grey water (other wastewater) are collected and used separately. All households are equipped with vacuum toilets so that the collected black water can be fed into a biogas plant. The biogas produced will be used to generate climate-neutral heat and electricity for the new Jenfelder Au neighbourhood in the district’s own combined heat and power plant.

Discover the Jenfelder Au with us. You can learn more on our architectural tours.

Architecture from the couch: tips from Anneke Bokern

We continue our series “Architecture from the couch”. After Bo Christiansen from Copenhagen / Malmö started it, we are now heading to the Netherlands.

Second, our Guiding Architects partner Anneke Bokern from architour in Amsterdam / Rotterdam reports.

The majority of us are currently sitting in our home offices and thus have no opportunity to explore the world. We bring the world to you. For this purpose we have asked our partners from Guiding Architects a few questions about the current situation.

Read their answers here and get a few tips on how the situation is dealt with in other countries and what you can see from home.

Architecture from the couch: tips from Anneke Bokern:

1. what is the situation like in your city?
There are fewer confirmed infections in the Netherlands than in most countries, but there is not much testing either. The death toll is actually quite high. Most cases are in the south of the country, where the skiing holidays ended late and many returnees brought the virus with them from northern Italy. By and large, the Dutch are quite fearless – sometimes too much so. Last weekend there was bright sunshine here, and people drove to the beaches in hordes, where many did not respect the distance rules. The receipt came last night when the government issued a ban on assembly until 1 June. Restaurants will also have to stay closed until then. Those who do not comply will pay hefty fines. Accordingly, the mood is now rather grim.

Architecture from the Couch: Tips from our Guiding Architect Partners

Anneke Bokern © architour

2. how do you look into the future?
I’d rather not get into prophecies. Two weeks ago I thought that everything would go relatively smoothly and was therefore quite wrong. I hope above all that we don’t cause an economic crisis and that life will be relatively normal again.

Architecture from the couch: tips from Anneke Bokern

3. What could be viewed digitally in your city (museum, gallery, archive)?
All major museums in Amsterdam – Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, Stedelijk – now offer online guided tours of the collection.

The collection of the Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam can also be viewed as a 360° tour. But this is not due to Corona, but because the museum is closed anyway due to reconstruction.

How progressive Dutch museums are in the digital processing of works of art can also be seen (independently from Corona) at the Mauritshuis in The Hague. This online exhibition on Carel Fabritius’ “Goldfinch” is technically and editorially really insanely well done.

Architecture from the Couch: Tips from our Guiding Architect Partners

EYE Film Institute and Adam Turm © architour

4. name a positive initiative from your city, which has been created due to the current situation?
The ‘Support Your Locals‘ box: This is a food box with products from small manufacturers who are suffering from the crisis and the lockdown because they otherwise mainly supply the catering trade.

5. give us 1 tip for an architecture book and/or a documentary on architecture and/or movie and/or podcast that you have enjoyed recently?                                                                     Matching the quarantine: Xavier de Maistre, Voyage autour de ma chambre (The journey around my room), e.g. as podcast here.

Billebecken to become a swimming pool

The district of Hamburg Mitte is pursuing a spectacular plan. The Billebecken (Bille Basin) in Hamburg Hamm is to become a swimming pool. A corresponding study is to be available in summer. A water sports center could also be built. The Billebecken is surrounded by an industrial area. But if the politicians in the district of Hamburg Mitte have their way, it could become a hotspot for Hamburgers and tourists. The district sees great potential in the northern part of the Bille Basin in Hamburg Hamm to make the east, which is close to the centre and characterised by industry, more liveable.

Billebecken to become a swimming pool

The first course has been set for this ambitious project.
The district assembly has already approved a motion that has been tabled. In this motion, the district authority is requested to commission a study on how the Billebecken will be developed and what an operating concept for a harbour bath at this location might look like.

Geplantes Hafenbad / Wassersportzentrum

Lage geplantes Hafenbad © Amt für Geoinformation und Vermessung Hamburg

The results of the study should be available in the summer. The aim is to have a timetable and concept for a swimming pool in the Billebecken available by the end of the year. In addition to the swimming pool, a modern water sports centre for rowers and canoeists is also being considered. In this way, the Billebecken could become a new place of urban nature for both Hamburg residents and guests.

Billebecken to become a swimming pool

The Billebecken in Hamburg Hamm runs between the Großmannstraße and the Ausschläger Billdeich. Denmark could serve as a model here. Examples are the Islands Brygge harbour pool or the Kastrup-Seabath in Copenhagen and the futuristic sea swimming pool in Aarhus, designed by the well-known Danish office BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group).

Billebecken soll zum Schwimmbad werden

Kastrup-Seabath © scaledenmark

The plan is to integrate one or more swimming pools into the Billebecken – including jetties with sunbathing areas for bathers and catering. The question of the costs for the river pool remains. The “Mitte-Machen” programme is making around 100 million euros available for projects in eastern Hamburg until 2026. As soon as the study is available, it will be examined whether both the water sports centre and the river bath will be subsidised from these funds.

SPD parliamentary group chairman Piekatz has further ideas for the use of the Billebecken: Berths for houseboats, which could be used as offices, or other gastronomy on boats. However, it is particularly important to all parties involved that the industrial character of the area is preserved.

Discover the east of Hamburg with us. You can learn more on our architectural tour Hamburg East.

Architecture from the couch: tips from Bo Christiansen

The global impact of the coronavirus seems to stop the world in these times and turn all our lives upside down. Through our network for architectural guided tours Guiding Architects we are connected and in contact with our colleagues worldwide.

Since the majority of us are currently sitting in our home offices and thus have no opportunity to explore the world, we have considered bringing the world to you. We have asked our partners a few questions about the current situation.

Read their answers here and get some tips on how other countries deal with the situation and what you can see from home. Architecture from the couch.

We start with our Guiding Architects partner Bo Christiansen from Scaledenmark in Copenhagen / Malmö.

Architecture from the couch: tips from Bo Christiansen:

1. what is the situation like in your city?
SUNNY & BRIGHT & HOMEOFFICES
Due to the lockdown more people than ever are going outside to enjoy the sunny weather. The popular walking spaces are crowded with Copenhageners in the weekend, when the home office is closed. But crowded also means possible contact. Therefore the police is taking measures, such as installing a one way street along our beloved lakes. Luckily there are still many hidden gems which offer as much green and sun. NB 10 PAX allowed to gather at this point !

Architecture from the Couch: Tips from our Guiding Architect Partners

Bo Christansen © scaledenmark

2. how do you look into the future?
WITH CURRIOSITY
Every crisis offers an opportunity to learn. We hope that in the future these lessons will be take into practice. We are very curious to see what will happen after this. Work / life is currently being explored in news ways, maybe a near future could allow for a 30 hour working week whereas the fifth day will be a Skype-day from home. All the more we will have to help define what a resilient city looks like.

Architecture from the couch: tips from Bo Christiansen

3. What could be viewed digitally in your city (museum, gallery, archive)?
If you missed BIGs exhibition in the Danish Architecture Center last fall, no worries! You can get a virtual tour through this link.

Besides that is the Database of DAC a very good way to explore Copenhagens architecture.

Or check out our instagram @exploringcopenhagen_

The art collective DIS that would have exhibited “What do people do all day?” in Kunsthal Charlottenborg has cooperated with the museum to open “art’s answer to Netflix”. You can find this here.

Architecture from the Couch: Tips from our Guiding Architect Partners

vmhouse © scaledenmark

4. name a positive initiative from your city, which has been created due to the current situation?
Right after the semi-lockdown the Danish bassist Mathæus Bech started the so called “Coronaconcerts”. He invites artists in his living room and streams this live and for free. But of course, if you can spare a penny, you can transfer some money directly to the artist.

5. give us 1 tip for an architecture book and/or a documentary on architecture and/or movie and/or podcast that you have enjoyed recently?

www.exploringcopenhagen.dk

www.globaldkpodcast.com/bo-christiansen

The cultural tips from Prof. Winking

This month the cultural tips from Prof. Winking.

Where do Hamburg’s architects prefer to go? Hamburg architects regularly report here what they like best in Hamburg.

What is also recommendable away from the big attractions? Whether restaurant or concert, an exciting building or an exhibition. Let us inspire you!

This questionnaire is filled out by Prof. Winking

The cultural tips from Prof. Winking

Prof. Winking © Winking · Froh Architekten GmbH

For the light muse: Hansa Varieté Theater
because: surprising, versatile programme.

For those who like to experiment: Thalia Theater
because:
classical, partly daring productions.

The cultural tips from Prof. Winking

Which is not to be missed: Old Elbe Tunnel
because: absolutely unique.

Favourite projects

Your favourite building: Jarrestadt Winterhude
because: Housing project of the 1920s and 1930s,
Central block and row houses by Karl Schneider and school by Fritz Schumacher.

Your own favourite project from your office: Spiegel Island
because: it was possible to transform an ensemble of the 1960s that was intended purely for office use
with three new buildings into an open, mixed-use quarter. Werner Kallmorgen’s two office high-rises from 1967 and 1969 were renovated in line with the requirements of a listed building and equipped with modern building services, fire and noise protection. The three new buildings have a design that is restrained by their equal height and their elegant façade language. The skyscrapers that characterise the cityscape have thus been given a new, connecting base that links Speicherstadt and HafenCity with an outdoor space that is open to the public.

The cultural tips from Prof. Winking

Spiegelinsel © Bautsch, Winking · Froh Architekten GmbH

Biography

Vita Winking office – Froh Architekten GmbH

1968 Foundation of the Patschan Werner Winking architectural association
1988 New formation of the Patschan Winking architectural association
1993 Office of Prof. Bernhard Winking Architekten BDA in Hamburg and Berlin
1997 Partnership with Kai Böckler and Martin Froh
1998-2008 Summer School in Cluj, Romania
2008 Partnership with Martin Froh
2004 Visiting Professor for Architecture, Design and Urban Design at the Taiyuan Institute of Architecture, Design and Research in Hangzhou, China
2011 Office Winking – Froh Architekten BDA
2014 Office Winking – Froh Architekten GmbH

Future made in Hamburg

Elbphilharmonie and HafenCity were just the beginning. The city has big plans: a skyscraper at the river Elbe, a park above the Reeperbahn and a brand new “Oxford” at Volkspark.

To defend its title as an “energetic city in terms of urban development”, Hamburg is giving it its all: not only has the Hanseatic city built a completely new district with HafenCity since 2001, it has also created a unique landmark with the Elbphilharmonie. In addition to ongoing projects such as HafenCity – Europe’s largest inner-city development project is expected to be completed by 2030 – or the Neue Mitte Altona, new quarters are also being built on Kleiner Grasbrook in the harbour area, on the former Beiersdorf site in Eimsbüttel or in Oberbillwerder near Bergedorf.

The Elbtower, Future made in Hamburg

West view from Baakenhafen © Hosoya Schaefer und Chipperfield

But the city has even bigger plans for its future: a skyscraper at the river Elbe, the planned Elbtower by David Chipperfield Architects, almost 245 meters high according to current designs and thus, when completed in 2025, the city’s second-highest building. According to the city, the architecture of the Elbtower is to blend seamlessly into the skyline, as a major final project in HafenCity. This is ensured, among other things, by the stepped base of the Tower, which faces the city centre. In addition to retail, gastronomy and a hotel, the Tower will accommodate co-working spaces, fitness and wellness areas, a “Kinderland” and office space.

Future made in Hamburg

Oberbillwerder in the Bergedorf district is not only Hamburg’s second largest urban development project; it will also become the 105th district of the Hanseatic city. As a model city district “Active City”, sport, exercise and health will play a central role here. In 2019, the Hamburg Senate approved the Oberbillwerder master plan on the basis of the winning design of the Danish-Dutch planning team ADEPT with Karres + Brands. On 124 hectares, around 7000 residential units are to be built, plus up to 5,000 jobs, an education and community centre, 2 primary schools, up to 14 day-care centres and as many social facilities. 11 mobility hubs, around 28 hectares of public green and open spaces with numerous playgrounds, as well as a large activity park and a swimming pool are also part of the planning.

Future made in Hamburg

Science City © Matthias Friedel BSW

Science City: An entire science district is to be built on 125 hectares in western Bahrenfeld.
Hamburg’s Bahrenfeld is already a player on the global science stage thanks to housing a number of leading science institutes, including the research and technology centre DESY and parts of the University of Hamburg, making the district an ideal choice to hold high the torch of science and innovation in Hamburg as Science City Bahrenfeld. With the anticipated DESY expansions and the resettlement of many of the University of Hamburg’s science departments, there is even more incentive to develop the surrounding Bahrenfeld neighbourhood into an area dedicated to nurturing scientific research and innovation. The first architectural competitions will start in 2020, and by 2040 “Germany’s Oxford” should be ready. Squares and green spaces in the quarter are to offer flowing transitions to the adjacent Volkspark. A group of architects, urban planners and landscape architects drew up the first drafts. Institutes and start-ups are also to find space in Science City, as well as around 2,500 apartments, day-care centres and schools.

Then there is the educational campus “Life Hamburg” in Bramfeld, planned by Benjamin and Janina Lin Otto. “Life Hamburg” is the working title for their lighthouse project, in which not only a day- care centre, school and university meet in a futuristic building, but also start-up companies, further education and health services – all on an area of 20,000 square meters, designed for 2,000 people. First drafts by LAVA architects show “Life Hamburg” in the shape of a horizontal eight. Together with the urban agricultural collective Cityplot LIFE Hamburg, LAVA designed a new building with three levels, which is completely energy self-sufficient and combines interior and exterior into a continuous landscape. A lot of wood will be used and a very large roof garden will be created. Within the next three to four years, the new building will be constructed close to the Otto headquarters.

Learn more about the individual projects on our architectural tours. Discover “Future made in Hamburg”.

Ground-breaking ceremony for denk.mal Hannoverscher Bahnhof

The Documentation Centre at Lohsepark will serve as a learning centre to complete the memorial site denk.mal Hannoverscher Bahnhof at and in Lohsepark in HafenCity. Construction work on the Documentation Centre began with a ground-breaking ceremony on Monday, February 17, 2020.

denk.mal Hannoverscher Bahnhof

Documentation Centre © Wandel Lorch Architekten

Since 2017, a memorial site in Lohsepark has commemorated the deportation of over 8,000 Jews, Romnja and Roma as well as Sintezza and Sinti. Between 1940 and 1945, they were deported via the former Hanoverian railway station to ghettos, concentration and extermination camps, where most of them were murdered. In the newly created Documentation Centre, a permanent exhibition will shed light on these crimes and on the deportation of mostly political opponents to the war effort, placing them in the context of National Socialist persecution policies. The Documentation Centre is intended to be a place of learning with innovative formats, especially for young people. It is being built on the ground floor of an office and hotel building being constructed by the Müller-Spreer Group and is scheduled to open in 2023 according to current plans.

Ground-breaking ceremony for the documentation centre denk.mal Hannoverscher Bahnhof

The documentation centre will have a total area of around 800 square meters. The main focus of the new learning center in Hamburg’s HafenCity is to provide information on the racist persecution of more than 8,000 Jews, Sintezza and Sinti, as well as Romnja and Roma, who were deported from Hamburg and northern Germany between 1940 and 1945 in 20 transports to ghettos, concentration camps and extermination camps. Most of them were murdered. Information is also provided on the persecution and deportation of over 1,000 mostly political opponents of the Nazi regime to the Wehrmacht’s “Bewährungsbataillon 999” (999 probation battalion), hundreds of whom died in dangerous war missions. The close cooperation between the police, the Reichsbahn and the Hamburg authorities, the actions of perpetrators at various levels and the behaviour of those who profited or did nothing to prevent the crimes are also presented.

The permanent exhibition is designed by a scientific team of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial Site.
Numerous civil society actors are involved in the development.

The Documentation Centre will be located on the ground floor of an office and hotel building which the Müller-Spreer Group is constructing according to a design by the Wandel Lorch architectural office. The Müller-Spreer Group will operate the hotel itself in cooperation with the Grill Royal Berlin.

denk.mal Hannoverscher Bahnhof

Ground-breaking ceremony for the documentation centre denk.mal Hannoverscher Bahnhof © Behörde für Kultur und Medien

Hannoverscher Bahnhof

Between 1940 and 1945 more than 8,000 Jews, Romnja and Roma as well as Sintezza and Sinti were deported from the Hanover train station to ghettos, concentration and extermination camps. The site of the former railway station is now located in the middle of Lohsepark in HafenCity. The memorial and learning site consists of three elements: From the historic forecourt of the former Hanoverian railway station, Lohseplatz, a so-called joint runs right across the park to historic platform 2, which has been listed as a historical monument, and traces the former course of the tracks. Lohseplatz and Fuge are the first element and were opened in summer 2016 together with the entire Lohsepark. The second element followed in 2017, namely the opening of the central memorial to the historical relics of the edge of platform 2, from which the deportations departed, as well as to the preserved tracks of the former Hanoverian railway station. 20 name plaques here commemorate the more than 8,000 people deported from here. The third element, the Documentation Centre, is a place of learning in visual relation to the historical memorial ensemble.

The cultural tips from Jo Landwehr

This month the cultural tips from Jo Landwehr.

Where do Hamburg’s architects prefer to go? Hamburg architects regularly report here what they like best in Hamburg.

What is also recommendable away from the big attractions? Whether restaurant or concert, an exciting building or an exhibition. Let us inspire you!

This questionnaire is filled out by Jo Landwehr

The cultural tips from Jo Landwehr

Jo Landwehr @ Dorfmüller Klier

For the light muse: … go to the MKG again.
because: … the current exhibition of the New York agency Sagmeister & Walsh provides information about the beauty of things. “Beauty” is multi-layered, exciting, interactive and an experience for all Generations! The MKG is worth a visit anyway.

Für Experimentierfreudige: … ein Abendessen im „Kuchnia“
weil:
… Polnisches Essen, Georgische Weine, kiezige Interieurs und im Zweifel auch der Wodka
unverhoffte Überschungen bereithält.

The cultural tips from Jo Landwehr

Which is not to be missed: … French fries on the jetty in Teufelsbrück
because: …because there are hardly any better low-threshold offers in beautiful Hamburg and paired with a walk through the Jehnischpark doesn’t even care about the calories.

Favourite projects

Your favourite building: … the Altona hospital
because: …it’s a beacon of proportion.

Your own favourite project from your office: The new Haspa building at Schulterblatt…
because: …in many ways, it reflects what we’re working for and what we’re working on:
– the mixed-use mix of housing, subsidized housing, office space, banking, safe, storage rooms all in one house and behind one facade
– the “unlocking” of the urban development situation in dialogue with the sculptural elaborate facades of the neighbouring buildings of the Wilhelminian period
– the open design of the ground floor zone despite high safety requirements and risk of vandalism
– Wooden windows in commercial buildings!
– the cooperation and integration of Heiko Zahlmann’s art within architecture designs (Kunst am Bau)

The cultural tips from Jo Landwehr

Haspa Schulterblatt © Dorfmüller Klier

Biography

Jo Landwehr
Since 2016 foundation of LH Architekten Landwehr Henke + Partner mbB
since 2006 foundation LH Architekten GbR with Helmut Henke Hamburg
2000 – 2006 Head of design and competitions, Office Bothe Richter Teherani, BRT Architekten, Hamburg
1997 – 1999 Project architect Daniel Libeskind, Berlin / Los Angeles
1997 Diploma in Architecture at the Technical University of Hanover
1993-1994 Architecture studies at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
1992 Diploma in interior design at the University of Art and Design, Hanover
1967 Born in Laer near OsnabrückLH Architekten was founded in 2006 by the architects Jo Landwehr and Helmut Henke
and now consists of a team of 35 architects and interior designers. Since 2016
Heike Hillebrand and Udo Schaumburg are involved as partners.
The focus of the office is on the construction of new office and residential buildings, in
cultural area as well as in the further construction of listed buildings.

Hamburg University of Fine Arts gets new building

A competition with Europe-wide participation was to call for the greatest possible potential in architectural quality for the extension of the Hamburg University of Fine Arts. The light-space proportion and functionality, which are important for artistic production facilities, as well as the urbanistic appearance of the planned building played a decisive role in the selection. 15 renowned architectural firms – such as Staab, Kuehn Malvezzi, gmp, Brandlhuber+, Winking und Froh, Caruso St. John – submitted their designs for the extension. The winners of the competition are the Hamburg architects Winking – Froh Architekten BDA.

Hamburg University of Fine Arts gets new building

The new building is to be constructed in the form of a “refined shell” directly adjacent to the listed Fritz Schumacher building on Lerchenfeld. The workshop building has a gross floor area of 2,900 square metres and is to be designed as a robust, simple workshop building and provide additional studio space for the various study areas of the HFBK. In view of the increasing number of students, the space available at the HFBK is already no longer sufficient, so that the new building is to be realised quickly using intelligent designs and robust materials. On four floors, generous studio space for 12-master classes as well as multi-purpose exhibition rooms on the ground floor will be created. The rooms for the students’ artistic work will be assigned to different professors of the HFBK. On the ground floor of the building, open gallery spaces are being planned to complement the existing exhibition spaces in the historical main building of the HFBK, which will take into account a variety of usage requirements.

Hamburg University of Fine Arts

Hamburg University of Fine Arts © Winking Froh Architekten GmbH

The immediate vicinity of the listed main building of the HFBK by Fritz Schumacher from 1911 – 1913 was taken into consideration in the planning. In view of this prominent building task, special emphasis was placed on the architectural concept and the urbanistic appearance.

By summer 2021, the extension is to be built on the HFBK campus at Lerchenfeld. A total budget of five million euros is available for the realisation.