In civil engineering structures, the focus is above all on functionality and rationality. Yet in terms of design, civil engineering structures are also highly demanding creations.
The art of architecture thus differs from other art forms in many facets.
Civil engineering structures always have a function to perform, and by their nature they are subject to different rules than works of art: rules that unavoidably require consideration of load-bearing behaviour and fabrication – a very simple relationship that inseparably links architecture with the science of engineering.
Keeping the shipping traffic safe.
Hetlingen Radar Station
New operations building
Bridge construction with traffic still running.
Preserving an impressive heritage.
Quay Wall Zollkanal
Repair of quay walls
Rolling home, dear land, to thee.
The new bridge swings, then floats.
Demolition and replacement
Equipped for the future.
Continuing to tell the story of the Speicherstadt.
Repair of quay walls, Warehouse D6
Hamburg’s underground railways also run above ground.