Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier (Roofing)

HafenCity, the largest inner-city development project in Europe, is being built in Hamburg. Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier is both an integrated district and the heart of HafenCity. Its spectacular metal and glass roof was designed and developed by Werner Sobek.

Filigree Mesh of Metal & Glass

The district will combine a mix of retail, entertainment concepts, more than 40 gastronomy units, offices for 4,000 workplaces, three hotels, a cruise terminal and a total of 650 flats on a total area of around 419,000 m².

A filigree mesh of metal and glass provides a transparent roofing over large parts of the quarter, which significantly improves the quality of stay. First renderings give a taste of the coming leisure and shopping experience.

Each of the 34 columns has its own geometric expression in relation to its positioning within the overall structure. A careful optimisation process made it possible to achieve a high degree of standardisation of the profiles and glass panes despite the complex geometry.

Westfield Hamburg Überseequartier (Roofing) in Hamburg

Architecture
Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany

Planning time
2015 – 2020

Construction time
2021 – 2024

Services by Werner Sobek

  • Design
  • Project planning (preliminary draft, design planning, approval planning, implementation planning)
  • Structural engineering (preliminary draft, design planning, approval planning, implementation planning)

GFA
5,800 m²

Client
Investor and Projektentwickler Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Düsseldorf/Germany

Renderings/Construction site pictures
Saguez and Partners, Saint-Ouen (Grand Paris)/France
Investor and Projektentwickler Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Düsseldorf/Germany

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