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Emporio / Unilever-High-Rise

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Location
Hamburg , Germany
Year
2011

Fourty years after it was built, the landmark-protected Unilever High-Rise has become a fixture of Hamburg’s cityscape. The building’s floor plan typology is an exemplary expression of flexibility and reversibility. This is another reason the building still stands today in gravitational defiance, almost unchanged. With the scheduled gutting of the structure, the building will retain its indelible contemporary character and simultaneously be prepared for a new life in terms of its energy, construction, organization, and technology.

Brief
Revitalization

Client
Union Investment Real Estate AG

GFA
55.000 m²

Year of Completion
1964

Revitalization
2009/11

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