Was designed by Henning Larsen Architects, Spiegel Headquarters, Located at the gateway of HafenCity, Spiegel HQ, Hamburg, Germany, visually connects and contrasts with Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie building to the west. The Spiegel building and Ericus building sculpt two distinct plazas: one arrival plaza for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles from Brooktorkai and one public leisure plaza connected with the waterfront promenade.
Spiegel HQ comprises two U?shaped buildings. The Der Spiegel building encloses an internal space oriented toward the city centre of Hamburg. The Spiegel building signifies a gateway into HafenCity from Hamburg Central Station and Brooktorkai. The Ericus Contor building contains an exposed outdoor space connected to Hamburg’s Lohsepark. The Ericus building is a central component of HafenCity’s immense new park development.
Sustainability and energy efficiency have played a crucial role in the conception
of Spiegel HQ. The project has been preapproved for the Hamburg Gold Medal
of environmentally sustainable buildings. Spiegel HQ achieves numerous criteria for the Hamburg Gold Medal: optimised energy consumption, intelligent utilisation of public resources, selection of sustainable building materials, and creation of a healthy and comfortable professional environment.