Cruise Center

The Hamburg cruise terminal measures 23 x 67 m with a height of approx. 9 m. In order to ensure a quick and inexpensive construction, the walls of the cruise terminal were planned using commercially available steel containers stacked in three layers. The roof structure consists of timber trusses with roof overhangs on both sides and a covering of panels on the top or double web panels on the bottom, which are illuminated from the inside at night.

Temporary, Fast and Inexpensive to Erect

The cruise terminal was a temporary structure in Hamburg’s Hafencity. Until 2010, it served as a contact point for cruise ship passengers to register and check in their luggage. Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering and roof construction of the project.

Renner, Hainke, Wirth, Hamburg/Germany

Planning time
2003 − 2004

Construction time

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of loadbearing structure and roof (WP 1 − 8 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

1,500 m²

HafenCity GmbH, Hamburg/Germany

Chirstoph Gebler, Hamburg/Germany

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