Dutch architect KCAP and Germany’s K+H have won a levels of competition to design the Wasserhäuser (Waterhouse), a sustainable residential tower on Hamburg’s waterfront.
KCAP and K+H are joined by Transsolar KlimaEngineering, PML Lange and WTM Engineers for the project, which is section of the HafenCity masterplan, at the moment Europe’s greatest inner-town progress.
The group beat proposals from Buchner & Bründler, Hadi Teherani Architects and Prasch Buken und Lover.
The 7,500 sq m “Seestern” Wasserhäuser will incorporate 62 units. It is a single of 3 towers in the enhancement that will be demanded to have the same top and footprint and very similar façades.
The Seestern developing is named immediately after its starfish program, in which each and every ground apart from the best and cheapest share a straight format surrounded by a balcony zone with rounded corners.
The plinth is surrounded by an entrance deck, which can be reached by a lined bridge. Inside, a double-peak entry corridor leads to an indoor children’s playground. The pedestal of the constructing is surrounded by water, and is decorated with a wave pattern with starfish reliefs.
Kees Christiaanse, KCAP’s founder, mentioned: “Within the entire urban plan, the Wasserhäuser has the only volumes to be built straight on the drinking water – a prominently visible spot. As a consequence, the unique structure for just about every tower demands a delicate nonetheless recognisable architectural articulation.”