Competition entry by @lan_architecture
"This project plays an important role in the successful definition of the central part of #HafenCity area in #Hamburg #Germany.
The programme includes offices, housing, a design center and shops located on three different properties.
The starting point of the project was the desire to define with architectural means a clear hierarchical organization of public spaces and esplanades.
“Connect” was the key word in the development of this idea.
Divided into three buildings, the entities of the programme are clearly identifiable. A detailed and rich work of definition of each element, of each façade, and of each space is opposed to the simplicity of the plan.
In order to define public spaces we designed an urban loggia, which runs across and unifies several different spaces.
The loggia is a contemporary interpretation. It defines two squares, runs across and covers two amphitheatres; it becomes light, getting rid of superfluity, and expresses itself via light, rhythm, proportions.
The loggia’s roofing consists of two superposed layers, one is made of glass, and the other one is made of perforated corten.
We changed the superposition of layers at the level of amphitheatres and squares, for them to stand out.
Thanks to the reflexive capacity of glass, there appears movement in the design.Synergies and identities: Building Plots a – b– c"
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