Neuer Jungfernstieg 16
Reconstruction and rebuilding
Hamburg

  • Client: Mayfair Vermögensverwaltungs-GmbH represented by GATOR Beteiligungsverwaltungs-GmBH
  • Architect:
    Prof. Bernhard Winking
  • Listed building
  • Core removal, rebuilding and extension
  • Reinforced concrete skeleton structure, large ceiling slab spans, complex foundation structure
  • GFA: 7,500 m²
    Time: 2010-2012
    Building costs: c. 17 mill. EUR
  • Our scope:
    structural engineering

An alliance of new and old.

A building with a history and in a top location on the Inner Alster lake, directly adjacent to the famous “Vier Jahreszeiten” hotel. But on the other hand, an office building today needs generous spaces, flexibility and sufficient car parking. The old floor plan and load-bearing structure could no longer meet these requirements.

A modern new building has thus come into being behind the listed historic art-nouveau facade. A challenge for the planners was to take into account not only the multifarious wishes and requirements of the users, but also the need to retain the facade and secure the adjacent structures. Moreover, the building site held some surprises in store with a variety of remnants of old structures, pipes and cables.

Today, flexibility in floor plan design is more important then ever. Therefore, the building owners would really have preferred to completely dispense with “disruptive” internal pillars for the new floor slabs. An unrealistic vision? Not quite. With clever organisation of the statics system, it was possible to get by with only three internal pillars in a floor plan of nearly 800 m². 

Seen from the outside, after completion of the building work only the new loft storeys ranging above the original facade make it possible to appreciate how this building forms a successful and future-looking alliance of new and old.