In Hamburg’s Binnenalster, on the Ballindamm, the new office world of the internationally active law firm Hogan Lovells is being created. Joined to the existing building at Alstertor, many diverse room types offer new working environments. To promote activity-based working, the company is concentrating on new, more flexible forms of cooperation.
Instead of an office cubicle structure, the new building will have open-space areas for non-territorial work, augmented by phone boxes. The transformation of the workplaces can also be clearly seen. Glass walls divide the open structures, but there are also possibilities to retreat into areas where work can take place undisturbed and in full concentration. Between the existing building and the new offices, there are the working cafés, which can be used by all employees as informal meeting areas. The materials used conform to the “gentle breeze” look & feel: natural stone and oak for the floors and wall coverings, fittings produced individually by the carpenter for the working café, and vivid colours for furniture and carpets. The large print of the city map of Hamburg locates the working environment with the context. In the existing building, the reception and the conference areas on the top floor have been rebuilt in analogy to the new work concept for the new building.
Task: Reception, conference areas in existing building
Workplaces / communication zones, open-space offices, phone boxes, focus rooms, informal meeting rooms for activity-based working, plus co-working spaces in the working cafes in the new building
Customer: Hogan Lovells
Area: 1000 m2 in new building, 3300 m2 in existing building
Date of completion: 2020
Landau + Kindelbacher