Construction Projects and Project Plans

Visualization of the new building. © Barkow Leibinger Architekten, Berlin
© Barkow Leibinger Architekten, Berlin

New Office Building at Kapstadtring

HANSAINVEST Real Assets GmbH is planning another new office building in the Hamburg City Nord. In 2016, the subsidiary of SIGNAL IDUNA completed the so-called "Ü8", an office building on Kapstadtring 7. Now the area at Kapstadtring 5 in the immediate vicinity is to be rebuilt.

For the new building a highly constructive workshop procedure was carried out. The design of the Barkow Leibinger Society of Architects, Berlin / New York won the first place. The concept includes three house panes, which vary in height from 30 to 60 meters. The façade is classically designed with ribbons and a division by slim, extruded aluminum extension profiles. The protruding main grid, however, is arranged differently on the three building slices, creating a subtle facade play that gives the building an elegant and prestigious appearance.

The aim of the architects is to create a simple, elegant house with a clear expression, which, however, takes back and harmoniously fits into the urban planning and architectural context of City Nord.

On the ground floor, a communicative area with conference and training rooms and a café with an outdoor area will be created. Overall, the building is to be realized with at least 28,000 square meters of gross floor space. A two-storey underground car park will be also provided.

The higher density of construction, which deviates from the guidelines of the Winterhude 7 development plan from 1986, which is still generally applicable for the City Nord, requires a new development plan for this area. The procedure had been started at the end of 2017.

At Kapstadtring 5 there is currently an existing building of the SIGNAL IDUNA from the year 1979. The outdated six-storey building with the octagonal grid is to be demolished later this year. The construction of the new office building is expected to begin in 2019. The completion will be in 2021.

The tenant for the new building will be the SIGNAL IDUNA. The approximately 700 employees who currently work at the site will also be accommodated here in the future. In the meantime, they find an interim workplace in the immediate vicinity in the Vattenfall house. The move is scheduled for the summer of 2018. The rental agreement for three years and with an area of ??around 10,000 square meters between SIGNAL IDUNA and Vattenfall is currently one of the largest contracts in Hamburg.

Project Planning 'Ü30 - Ipanema'

Design: KBNK Architekten

For years, the question arises about the future of the former main post office at Überseering 30. The building is completely empty since the end of 2015. It can no longer be used due to outdated fire safety measures.Long the Benino Investments Limited & Co. (headquartered in Berlin) dealed with the new planning for the design of the site.

In summer 2015, the former owner praised  in collaboration with the district office Hamburg-Nord a two-stage design competition, involving the following participants:

- Tim Hupe Architects, Hamburg
- KBNK architects, Hamburg
- Carsten Lorzenzen, Copenhagen / Berlin
- KSP J. Engel Architekten, Braunschweig
- MVRDV, Rotterdam

The aim of the competition process was the development of a zoning plan for the area Überseering 30.

As winner emerged the Hamburg office KBNK architects. The draft provides an interesting mixed solution for residential and office, which is characterized by significant building and exciting visual relationships. Above ground will be created a total of approximately 66,000 m² gross floor area. 48,000 m² of it for housing, one third of it will be funded housing, and 18,000 m² of commercial space. The total investment will be approximately EUR 200 million.

"Here is a solitaire, which may be seen as an enrichment for the whole ensemble City Nord", said GIG-Managing Director Uwe Mohrmann.

Based on these planning at the time a project-related development plan process is carried out, which is to be finalized in mid 2017. The demolition of the former main post office is planned for the beginning of 2017. The building is not listed.

On 14 January 2016, the property Überseering 30 was sold. The buyer is a joint venture: Otto Wulff Bauunternehmung GmbH, Hamburg team project development company mbH and the Berlin Christmann Group.


'Kap 1' becomes Boarding House

The building on Kapstadtring 1 was the first building in the City Nord, that was obtained from the Claudius Peters AG on 6th of Juni 1966. The specialist for bulk materials and process technology left 1988 City Nord in order to relocate the administrative right on its production site in Buxtehude. At the same time the Regional Court of Hamburg moved into the office building. In 2000, the Social Court of Hamburg also moved in.

In the meantime, the building changed owners twice and now belongs to the Isaria Wohnbau AG in Munich. At the end of 2012 the two courts moved out. Since then the building is empty.

Now there are concrete plans. The "KAP1" is about to become a boarding house. The corresponding planning application is submitted to the Authority. The renovation of the building, which is a listed building, will be a challenge. From 2016, the planning should be implemented.


Holiday Inn and Office Building for German Telecom

The New Holiday Inn. Credit: TAS KG
Office for Telekom. Design: ksp Jürgen Engel Architekten

Big changes are on the 23,000 square meter plot of former BP headquarters. With the planned construction of a new four-star hotel as well as a new office building at at Jahnring the City Nord will get a new look. in the fall of 2014 the demolition work began. In January 2015, the former BP headquarters was gone. The completion of the two new buildings is planned for the end of 2016. The entire project is brought on its way by TAS KG.

New: Four-star Holiday Inn

On the grounds of the former BP head office on Ueberseering 2, an 18-storey hotel building - the Holiday Inn brand - will emerge. The site for the hotel is currently undeveloped and was used as a parking area for BP employees.
With 18 floors and a height of 60 meters, the new Holiday Inn Hamburg will be the tallest office building in the City Nord. The four-star hotel is equipped with 297 rooms. Lessee and operator is the company Bierwirth & Kluth Hotel Management GmbH (Wiesbaden), which already operates six four-star hotels in Germany, Austria and Italy. The world's leading hotel company Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) is the franchisor of the hotel.

New: Office for Telecom

The German Telekom and TAS KG have signed the lease for the new office building in Überseering 2 in June 2014. Instead of the former BP headquarters a 9-story building for the German Telekom will arise. Grossmann & Berger and the iwb - Engineering company advised the owner. Strabag PFS was advisor for Telecom.
The new office building - a design by ksp Jürgen Engel Architekten - has nine floors in a gross floor area of 36,000 square meters.

Car park in the center is revitalized

The third object, the associated parking garage at the Ueberseering 3, which is located in the "middle " of the City Nord, is going to be revitalized. It will be extended with a large retail area. Here incur approximately 650 parking spaces and a retail area of 1,800 square meters.

TAS KG active in the City Nord

With the acquisition of the former Esso-house in February 2009 TAS KG was already strongly engaged for City Nord. Over two years the building was restored at great expense for the new tenant Allianz. Today, it counts to one of the most modern office buildings in Hamburg.
In the spring of 2013, TAS KG acquired the former BP-areal by Allianz Real Estate. The BP-building is already empty since 2001. A demolition permit has been available since 2003. Since then there have been several project developments. Competition for a new building project was carried out. The grounds supplied its own development plan. However, none of the former ambitious projects was realized. Finally, activities on the plot began 2012 with the gutting of the BP-building.


HansaInvest builds on Überseering 8

Entwurf: GRS Reimers Architekten

Since 2nd of June 2014 the excavators are rolling. The HansaInvest, a subsidiary of Signal Iduna group, builds on 8 Überseering a new office building with a gross floor area of approximately 22,900 m². Thus, the existing gap site since 2003 towards the Oval Office will be closed.

The design of GRS Reimers Architects ( Elmshorn) enriches the City Nord with another outstanding solitaire building. The interesting floor plan reveals itself in a distorted figure eight with seven bullets. Two 500 m² large patios bring lots of light into the interior spaces. They also provide places for relaxation as well as three pleasant 250 m² garden, which are located on the floors. The construction visually opens here over two floors. The office space on the floors varies from 2500 to 3200 m². The lettable area in total: 19,300 m². The rent per square should cost 12 to 14 euros. In a two-storey underground car park 285 parking spaces are provided.

HansaInvest plans to invest between 53 and 55 million euros in the new building. After completion in 2016, the building will be certified as a Green Building DGNB in silver.

Before, the building of the former management professional association was on the 6,714 m² plot. However, the office complex with pure cubicle use no longer met the current requirements of modern work spaces. In a foreclosure, the HansaInvest had acquired the property in late 2003. They had the building torn down. An architectural competition was held. In the following years, however, it did not come to build the favorite wins second draft of the Danish architects Dissing and Weitling.