The striking Edge ElbSide office building under construction at the eastern entrance to Hamburg’s HafenCity is a new landmark for the Hanseatic City. The 18-story building with a total rental space of around 24,000 m² provides room for approx. 1,700workplaces. The main tenant will be power company Vattenfall, which will occupy around 80% of the space.
Across from the entrance plaza inside the building, an inviting flight of stairs leads up to the mezzanine. From there, an open staircase in the main “thoroughfare” of the building – the “marketplace” intended to promote communication – provides a vertical connection across six floors. The building features green conservatories that constitute intermediate climate zones. They are distributed across the building, accessible from several floors, and can be used throughout the year. As part of the climate concept, they create buffer zones in which fresh air is pre-heated, and facilitate controlled, natural cross ventilation of the building. In addition, they significantly reduce energy consumption. The two-story atriums in the tower section give the workplaces additional spaciousness and promote communication between the different floors.
Edge ElbSide – new landmark for Hamburg
HafenCity platinum Ecolabel
Edge ElbSide is seeking to obtain both the HafenCity platinum Ecolabel and the Well Gold Core & Shell certificate of the International Well Building Institute (IWBI). The latter certificate assesses the general level of innovation of buildings and measures that explicitly promote the health and wellbeing of its users.