|Behnisch Architekten - Unileverhaus in Hamburg, Germany|
|Thursday, 15 April 2010 12:44|
Photographs by Adam Mork
Dramatically perched on the banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany, the 408,880-square-foot structure is the new corporate headquarters for Unilever’s operations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Unileverhaus is situated in the HafenCity section of Hamburg, a bustling new urban axis founded on sustainability practices that extends from the city center to the harbor.
Public spaces flow from a soaring central atrium to the riverfront; on the city-facing side, a large terrace integrates the building with an exciting urban landscape. Unileverhaus’ close proximity to the cruise terminal lends a maritime flair to the site, and its dynamic membrane and white exterior skin reflect both water and sky for a light, airy, and transparent effect.