j. mayer h. architects: schlump ONE
j. mayer h. architects: schlump ONE j. mayer h. architects: schlump ONE
oct 23, 2012

j. mayer h. architects: schlump ONE

‘schlump ONE’ by j. mayer h. architects, hamburg, germany image © jan bitterall images courtesy of j. mayer h. architects

berlin-based practice j. mayer h. architects have reformed a 1950’s office building in hamburg, germany, with a new aesthetic identity and an expansion that holds a small university as well as four rentable office units per floor. the linear design of the original structure was broken by a very different skin with rounded windows that wrap the corners of the edifice. the same language is carried through to the interior especially in section, seen also in the design of partitions and even to the handrail spindles. a centrally located corridor services two sides of open and closed-off office spaces. in the expansion, an atrium splits the volume to bring light into the classrooms sitting above a semi-underground parking garage.

new updated skin images © jan bitter

images © jan bitter

image © jan bitter

(left) entrance and lobby image © jan bitter(right) staircaseimage © ludger paffrath

stairwell image © ludger paffrath

light-filled interiors image © ludger paffrath

hallways between two office spaces image © ludger paffrath

image © ludger paffrath

image © ludger paffrath

image © ludger paffrath

central hallway with two open office areas image © ludger paffrath

(left) new building image © jan bitter (right) original building

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2



project info:

project team: juergen mayer h., christoph emenlauer, mehrdad mashaie, jens seiffert, ana alonso de la varga project architect: hans schneider

project: 2010 – 2012 completion: summer 2012 client: cogiton, projekt eimsbuettel gmbh, hamburg

architect on site: architekturbuero franke, hamburg structural engineers: wtm engineers building services: energiehaus ingenieure, sineplan, hamburg landscape architects: breimann bruun simons, hamburg

  • schlump?

    dbkii says:
  • nice one

    ithhithh says:
  • @ dbkii: schlump is a district in hamburg

    n says:
  • The building is going to get sued by Apple for implementing rectangles with rounded corners! 🙂

    Otherwise, job well done.

    rjayn says:

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