Haus Vaterland
Renovation and conversion

  • Client: ALIDA Grundstücks-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
  • Architect: BRT Architekten, Bothe Richter Teherani
  • Complete conversion of first floor, ground floor and basement, ongoing office operation in upper floors
  • Retaining constructions, steel columns, flat ceiling slabs, white tank construction
  • GFA: c. 2,000 m²
    Time: 2005 - 2006
    Building costs: c. 2,2 mill. EUR
  • Our scope:
    structural engineering

Back in the limelight.

A corner house with a history: Known a century ago as Hotel Belvedere, it was one of the best addresses on the Alster, later as a coffee house the favourite meeting place for the "movers and shakers", and finally into the1960’s the social centre of the city as a variety theatre of world-renown.

After that things grew quieter around Haus Vaterland on the corner between Ballindamm and Jungfernstieg. The lustre of the old days had faded.

Now, perhaps, a bit of that has returned, if in a wholly new form!  To that end, the two lower floors along with the basement were gutted and a new, modern structure was "inserted". A provisional steel structure provided the necessary stability for the upper floors in the meantime.

A new arcade with two shopping floors invites visitors on Jungfernstieg to do some window shopping – and to a stroll through the adjoining Europa Passage.

Now, Haus Vaterland belongs once again to the ensemble around the Binnenalster, the "living room" of Hamburg. The corner house with a past is now a corner house of the present. And one with a future.