EDGE ElbSide Hamburg

EDGE ElbSide is one of two office buildings being created for Hamburg’s HafenCity district by EDGE, the real estate developers. Upon completion, this high-rise structure will feature a photovoltaic installation on the roof and be infused with greenery thanks to a variety of leafy sunrooms and atriums. In addition, EDGE ElbSide will be the largest building in Germany constructed using a slim floor system. This alone will reduce the project’s CO2 levels by nearly 50 per cent. The development is set to achieve the Platinum HafenCity Ecolabel and the WELL Core & Shell Gold award.

With a floor area of approximately 68.00 x 51.00 m, the lower section of the building is made up of a base structure with a ground floor and a mezzanine level followed by five full storeys, the last four of which all stand at 3.67 m in height. Perched on top of this base is the project’s tower (31.00 x 23.00 m) that consists of ten additional storeys, each 3.67 m tall. Together, these two sections of the development have an approximate overall height of 67.6 m when measured to the upper edges of the penthouse structures at the very top of the tower.

All four sides of the building boast the same modular aluminium facade construction with vertical, projecting lesenes and fins (approx. 300 mm deep in a 1.35 m grid). Ventilation flaps at the sides of the fixed windows allow natural ventilation within the development itself.

Behnisch Architekten Partnerschaft mbB, Stuttgart/Germany
EDGE Technologies, Amsterdam/Netherlands

Planning time
2019 – 2021

Construction time
2021 – 2023

Services by Werner Sobek
Facade engineering

23,930 m²

EDGE Technologies, Amsterdam/Netherlands

Behnisch Architekten Partnerschaft mbB, Stuttgart/Germany
EDGE Technologies, Amsterdam/Netherlands

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