Spiegel Verlagshaus, Hamburg

Location |Hamburg, Ericusspitze
Usage |Office
Space |Approx. 33,000 m² for Spiegel Verlagshaus
Approx. 21,000 m² for Ericus-Contor
Planning |Henning Larsen Architects, Copenhagen
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 architects’ brief was to create a development with ‘landmark character’ – and their answer was the the striking new headquarters of the Spiegel publishing group and the Ericus-Contor, designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen. Dominant in terms of their sheer size and airily transparent thanks to their glazed façade, the Spiegel-Verlagshaus and Ericus-Contor represent the most highly discerning architecture and offer a high degree of space efficiency.

The office building and commercial space has been awarded Platinum DGNB certification.