Spiegel Verlagshaus and Ericus-Contor, Hamburg

Location |Hamburg, Ericusspitze
Usage |Office
Space |approx. 33.000 qm Spiegel Verlagshaus,
approx. 21.000 qm Ericus-Contor
Planning |Henning Larsen Architects, Kopenhagen
Completion |2011

The development of the Ericusspitze as the eastern gateway to Hamburg’s HafenCity district, an important location in terms of urban planning, was a significant architectural challenge. The new headquarters of the Spiegel publishing group is a striking landmark building designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen. Dominant in terms of its sheer size and airily transparent thanks to its glazed façade, the Spiegel-Verlagshaus represents the most highly discerning architecture and offers a high degree of space efficiency.