The vibrant heart of the Speicherstadt.
"The heart of the Speicherstadt" - for no other building is this more true than for the central machine station. This power plant was built in 1887/1888 and supplied the entire Speicherstadt with electricity and hydraulic energy - the heartbeat of the young district.
The block was destroyed in 1943 and has not been completely rebuilt since - until today...
A new building in the middle of a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site is a unique opportunity that requires special sensitivity. That is why an architectural competition was specially announced.
The winner was a design that not only carefully closes a gap in the Speicherstadt, but also bridges the gap between the past and the future. The construction project is scheduled for completion at the end of 2024. This would mean that the important ensemble of the central machine station would finally be complete again after 80 years.
A new rental area of about 4,000 square metres is being created in the central machine station and can be used in a variety of ways. A full restaurant and offices have already been approved - we will be happy to examine other utilisation concepts together with the prospective tenant. Are you interested? We would like to develop the space in partnership with one (or more) tenants.
The new building and the existing building are connected by an atrium. The visual axis leads from the old building through the atrium into the new building and from there through the windows onto the Hamburg panorama.