Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

German practice J Mayer H has replaced the gridded facade of a 1950s office building with organically curved glass and white render.

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

"We tried to design a facade that would be a bit more free, something less strict and linear" explained Wilko Hoffmann of J Mayer H.

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

Located above the Schlump underground station in west Hamburg, Schlump One is a seven storey building and the architects have extended it to accommodate more offices and the facilities for a private university.

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

The curved forms continue inside the building, where partitions have rounded openings that form surfaces beside the corridors.

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

Combined with the extension, the building has a U-shaped plan that wraps around a courtyard at the rear.

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

We've published a few stories about J Mayer H over the last year, including a round-up of projects in Georgia and proposals for a building made from scaffolding.

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

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Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

Exterior photography is by Jan Bitter and interior photography is by Ludger Paffrath.

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

Here's some more information from the architects:


Schlump ONE – Hamburg, Germany
Office Complex and University Building

The project "Schlump ONE" is located directly at the underground station Schlump in Eimsbüttel district in Hamburg.

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

The original administration building from the 1950s and 90s was gutted, renovated and expanded, and has now been converted into an office building with four possible rental units per floor.

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

The existing data processing center in the courtyard has been transformed into a private university and expanded to include a new building.

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

The building’s facade has been completely renovated and redesigned to form a single unit that freely interprets the original building’s 1950s linear design.

schlump one hamburg by J Mayer H

The organic formal language of the facade is continued in the design of interiors.

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

Above: original office building

The project is embedded in a sophisticated, open space planning design with oversized tree sculptures.

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

Site plan - click above for larger image

Project Team: Juergen Mayer H, Christoph Emenlauer, Mehrdad Mashaie, Ana Alonso de la Varga
Project Architect: Hans Schneider

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

Ground floor plan - click above for larger image

Project: 2010 - 2012
Completion: Summer 2012
Client: Cogiton, Projekt Eimsbuettel GmbH, Hamburg

Schlump One Hamburg by J Mayer H

Typical floor plan - click above for larger image

Architect on Site: Architekturbuero Franke, Hamburg
Structural Engineers: WTM Engineers
Building Services: Energiehaus Ingenieure, Sineplan, Hamburg
Landscape Architects: Breimann Bruun Simons, Hamburg