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Harbour warehouse 51B    
Conversion and restoration of the historic harbour warehouse 51B, Hamburg-Veddel, Germany (2005)   PDF ausdrucken
     
 
Services: LP 1-4 (preliminary design to permit planning)
Client: Stiftung Hamburg Maritim
Date: 05|2004 - 03|2005
Area: 533 m² head building + 881 m² archive
Costs: ca. 1.800.000 €
 
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The challenge: dealing with the dangers of flooding
The historic warehouse buildings along the 50th quay of the Hansa harbour in Hamburg are subject to a preservation order – and, except for no. 51B, are within the bounds of a flood wall. In the case of this already very damaged building at threat of flooding, we had to find a design where the usage could work alongside the risk of flooding.
 
The design: raising the centre of gravity
The next flood will inevitably arrive – however, the life of warehouse 51B and its use will go on. Like all of the buildings along the 50th quay, number 51B consists of a front façade building serving all administrative
 
purposes and the body of the warehouse. In order to deal with the danger of flooding, all areas of permanent usage, such as offices, are located on the upper floors of the front façade building.
 
The charm of the historic buildings has been retained in the restored space. The impressive top floor is used as a study centre and offers a unique view over the harbour landscape. In order to avoid installing complicated flood gates, the ground floor is only used for temporary events.
     
Ralf Kürbitz: 'This project demanded especially careful planning. In order to be able to gauge the restoration work required, we conducted thorough damage mapping and a structural damage survey prior to the planning stage.'
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