This Kaufhaus Canal Hamburg is design by Topotek 1, located in Hamburg, Germany
Their winning Kaufhauskanal housing scheme provides 80 residential units, which introduce living into a former industrial area of Hamburg. The typology for the overall plan for the Kaufhauskanal Metrozone is designed as a series of new ‘Kaufhaus Hybrids’. The scheme accommodates the existing quarter in that all the new buildings slope downwards and outwards to meet the heights of the existing buildings. The roofs are angled and inclined to maximize views to the sky and at the same time minimize the noise from the surrounding streets, roads and railway.
Bjarke Ingels, BIG Partner-in-Charge “Our Kaufhauskanal vision proposes a neighbourhood where you can have both – both city and nature, both open and urban, both history and future, both identity and diversity, both work and play.”
The warped framework creates a layout that is varied and unique without impacting movement through its open space. The resulting urban experience fluctuates between variation and continuity.