Ericus Contor

Office Building at Ericusspitze

Hamburg HafenCity

  • Client: ABG Allgemeine Baubetreuungsgesellschaft mbH, Köln / Robert Vogel GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg
  • Architects: Henning Larsen / Höhler + Partner
  • Steel composite bridge structure with 45 m span on floors 8 & 9
  • GFA: c. 28,000 m²
    Time: 2008 - 2011
    Building costs: c. 37 mill. EUR
  • Our scope:
    structural engineering

Little brother with its own personality.

Two separate buildings on a single base. Looking like a smaller brother of the Spiegel Building, the Ericus Contor with its total of 10 storeys is used as offices.

In the southern wing of the building, storeys 2 to 7 are completely absent. Thus the 12 metre wide construction in the 8th and 9th storeys freely spans the space between two building cores like a bridge for a length of c. 40 metres.

The ingenious steel construction method dispenses with special structural elements on the south-facing facade and thus permits an unobstructed view to the south across the new Lohsepark.

The six-storey opening in the building’s southern wing gives the building its impressive uniqueness. This – alongside additional roof gardens on the second storey – provides for exciting view axes and completely new vistas of its surroundings.

Building on a historic site.


Building pit and pile foundation

Hamburg HafenCity

Openness and communication.

SPIEGEL Headquarter

Office Building at Ericusspitze

Hamburg HafenCity

Elbe River Six-Two-Six.

Neumühlen No. 19

Office Building on the Polder