The so called "Perlenkette" (strip of pearls) represents a long row of
architecture projects on an narrow stroke of land along the northern
margins of the river Elbe. At the Hamburg fish market, where on Sunday
mornings all kinds of goods, including fish, are being sold, an old
malt factory has been converted into a retail centre for interior
design. Former warehouses and silos provide space for apartments,
offices and restaurants.
At the Elbberg (a slope from a
higher level to the river bank) the Hamburg based architecture firm
Bothe Richter Teherani has realised three very particular buildings all
dealing with the specific site in very special way.
The western end of the "Perlenkette" is marked by a couple of U-shaped
office buildings, situated on an artificial embankment for flood
protection. During this tour tremendous views on the water and the
opposite harbour can constantly be enjoyed. After the tour it is the
possible to take a river boat back to the city centre and experience
the architecture also from the water perspective.
Topics: waterfront, urban renewal,
revitalisation, reuse, iconic architecture
designed by William Alsop, BRT Bothe Richter Teherani, Antonio
Citterio, Gerkan Marg und Partner, Grüntuch und Ernst, KCAP Kees
Christiaanse, KSP Engel und Zimmermann, Klaus-Peter Lange, me di um,
Carsten Roth, Spengler Wiescholek, Jan Störmer and others