EDGE ElbSide is one of two office buildings being created for Hamburg’s HafenCity district by EDGE, the real estate developers. Werner Sobek is responsible for the facade engineering, whose greenery is integrated into the high-rise building via winter gardens and atriums. In addition, EDGE ElbSide will be the largest building constructed in Germany using the so-called slim-floor construction method.
HafenCity Platinum & WELL Core & Shell Gold
The slim-floor construction method means a saving of almost 50 percent CO₂. A photovoltaic system will also be installed on the roof. Thanks to these extremely sustainable measures, EDGE has been awarded the HafenCity Platinum and WELL Core & Shell Gold environmental labels.
2019 – 2021
2021 – 2023
Services by Werner Sobek
EDGE Technologies, Amsterdam/The Netherlands
The building, with a footprint of around 68 x 51 m, consists of a base building with a ground floor, mezzanine floor and five full floors, each with a floor height of 3.67 m from the first floor. The tower building (31 x 23 m) is built on top of this with a further ten storeys of 3.67 m each. This results in a total height of the building of around 67.6 m up to the upper edge of the roof superstructure on the tower building.
The facade design as an elemental aluminium facade with vertical pilaster strips or swords in front (approx. 300 mm deep in a grid of 1.35 m) was the same on all four sides of the building. Ventilation flaps arranged on the sides of the fixed-glazed windows allow natural ventilation.