Hamburger Hof by NPS Tchoban Voss

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Hamburger Hof by NPS Tchoban Voss

These photographs by Roland Halbe show a mixed-use building by German architects NPS Tchoban Voss, which cantilevers over a neighbouring rooftop in Berlin.

Hamburger Hof by NPS Tchoban Voss

The five-storey building is clad in metal panels and contains a ground-floor gallery, two floors of offices and a split-level apartment.

Hamburger Hof by NPS Tchoban Voss

The new block completes the Hamburger Hof complex, for which the architects also renovated and extended surrounding buildings.

Hamburger Hof by NPS Tchoban Voss

Extensions to existing buildings are also finished in metal panels.

Hamburger Hof by NPS Tchoban Voss

The group of buildings surround a courtyard that previously housed a carpenter's workshop.

Hamburger Hof by NPS Tchoban Voss

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Hamburger Hof by NPS Tchoban Voss

Here is some more information from the architects:


Große Hamburger Street
addition for a court as listed monument

The Hamburger Hof complex presents itself today as a terrain genuinely grown and constantly re-combined by means of residential and commercial buildings over the last 200 year.

Hamburger Hof by NPS Tchoban Voss

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First documented in 1828, the front building was complemented over and over by additions on the courtyard side, establishing both small trade businesses as well as places of entertainment such as a bowling house.

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A bronze casting house, a coffee roastery, a brewery, locksmith and carpentry workshops, and various restaurants and bars were located here during the last two centuries, an addition to residential and small office units.

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The client was fond of the idea to continue this mix of crafts, culture and housing when he acquired the property with the heterogeneous existing development in 2006. In close collaboration with the alert preservation authorities a renovation and expansion concept was developed solely removing two small sheds from the 1960's.

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Generously glazed attics were sensibly added, partly resuming again the droop volume of the roofs that had been destroyed during World War II.

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The only completely new building within the ensemble is a five-story construction abutting an existing fire wall.  On the top floor it protrudes widely into the retral adjacent park, while at the corner of the neighboring brick house shifting onto the old coffee roastery in respectful distance.

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New fenestrations on the upper floors of the complex offer spectacular views onto this "pocket park" and the surrounding houses, while the historic courtyard is recast by the new layout explicitly implementing modern materials and shapes and yet retaining its vintage character as a semi-private space.

Hamburger Hof by NPS Tchoban Voss

Location: Berlin
Builder: Schauder & Shani GmbH
Completion year: 2010

Hamburger Hof by NPS Tchoban Voss

  • http://www.deloprojet.com delo

    Berlin, a city very in advance with the good taste

    • hans

      As a Berlin resident I would disagree with this statement, the majority of architecture being put up is uninteresting and of poor quality – a hangover from the critical reconstruction period – and sadly developer led. Sure there are also many great practices here and some brilliant design, but I don't think you can apply a blanket statement like this.

  • cacas

    this is perfect to my eyes. lot of work and details… great job!
    I wish that here in brasil we have more of kind of intervention projects. lot of great buildings here just becoming dust.